The Storm Compass, Or Seaman's Hurricane Companion: Containing a Familiar Explanation of the Hurricane Theory (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Storm Compass, or Seaman's Hurricane Companion: Containing a Familiar Explanation of the Hurricane Theory

It is with much diflidence that the author of this little volume ventures to Offer it to his brother seamen amidst the numerous works already extant on Hurri canes. Encouraged, however, not only by the great importance as well as the simplicity of the subject, but also by the attention which it has now obtained, he is induced to contribute his assistance in explaining those few rules by which hurricanes may be avoided. For, as every year is adding fresh proof of the truth of the Hurricane Theory, so should the knowledge of it be come more general among seamen. Happily scepticism with regard to it is gone by: the mismanagement of a ship in a Hurricane belongs rather to the dark passages of our history than to these enlightened days.

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