Around the Horn

By Thursday, February 6, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

 In the summer of 1849, a group of young men from Beverly and nearby towns bought the bark San Francisco, formed a company, wrote a constitution and by-laws, and agreed that they would not make the mistake other groups were making: they would stay together and share the profits and the hardships of the venture ...

Robbed by Pirates

By Thursday, February 6, 2014 1 No tags Permalink 0

Young Benjamin Larcom , who had always intended to follow his fathers calling, went to sea on the brig Mexican, whose master was a relative . It was his first and last voyage; the brig was captured by pirates who robbed it, locked the crew in hold, and set fire to it. Pirates robbing the brig ...