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Eighty Years Ashore and Afloat, or, The Thrilling Adventures of Uncle Jethro: Embracing the Remarkable Episodes in a Life of Toil and Danger, on Land and Sea

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"Eighty Years Ashore and Afloat" is a fascinating tale of Uncle Jethro's incredible life experiences on both land and sea. From his early days as a young sailor to his adventures as a hardworking farmer, readers are taken on a thrilling journey through a life filled with danger, toil, and excitement.

Uncle Jethro's storytelling is engaging and vivid, allowing readers to feel as though they are right there with him as he braves raging storms, battles fierce enemies, and navigates treacherous landscapes. His resilience and courage in the face of adversity is truly inspiring, making him a captivating and endearing protagonist.

E.C. Cornell masterfully weaves together a tale of adventure, perseverance, and ultimately, the triumph of the human spirit. This book is a must-read for anyone who enjoys a gripping story with a strong and resilient main character. Overall, "Eighty Years Ashore and Afloat" is a captivating and unforgettable read that will leave a lasting impression on readers for years to come.

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Experiences of Jethro Ripley, mainly in the Atlantic coast trade, but including an account of a whaling voyage around Cape Horn. The narrative is in the first person and is a vivid account of the seafaring life in the 1800's. Published in 1873.


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