1043796 Cabin Boy

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Cabin Boy Robert Bennet Forbes

Phyllis Forbes Kerr


Cabin Boy - Robert Bennet Forbes is the story of Forbes' first trip to China in 1817.  He was just 13 when he sailed from Boston Harbor as a cabin boy on his uncle's ship, the Canton Packet. For the first month at sea Ben was miserable and had to conquer sea sickness, home sickness, and loneliness. Only then could he begin the responsibilities of his job and get to know his ship[mates and officers. Through terrifying storms and paralyzing calms, and even death, after 5 1/2 months at sea, the Canton Packet safely reached China.  

Second Printing 2014
First Printing 2008
Copyright © 2008 by Phyllis Forbes Kerr
ISBN 978-1-60643-580-9
8 1/2 x 8 1/2 Soft cover book

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SKU 1043796