It were nigh fourteen years ago that I was boatswain aboard the Alert frigate, as taut a craft as ever sailed.
The boatswain and several seamen were killed by the Haytian fire.
This morning, after a somewhat protracted consultation with Walter and the boatswain, Curtis resolved to abandon the ship.
The boatswain had been ordered to take charge of the first cutter.
The captain was indebted to his boatswain, who was now in fact acting as his mate, for the suggestion of the plan next adopted.
The boatswain was the first to emerge from the cover of the wood.
I held the lamp close to the sounding-pipe, and the boatswain carefully dried the rod on his coat preparatory to dropping it.
“She is trying to beat in; no doubt about it,” exclaimed the boatswain.
I ventured to ask the boatswain on what he grounded his hopes of fortune.
“I should not like to insure her against doing that,” said the boatswain.