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Posted By: Charley Noble
31-Jul-02 - 10:54 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Windlass Shanty-Lincoln Colcord Rework
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Windlass Shanty-Lincoln Colcord Rework
Another recently published book LETTERS FROM SEA 1882-1901, edited by Parker Bishop Albee, Jr., and published by Tilbury House (in cooperation with the Penobscot Marine Museum), Gardiner, Maine, in 1999, provides a "splendid window" into the life of the seafaring Colcords, of Lincoln and his sister Joanne growing up aboard ship. As Lincoln later wrote:

"I knew no other home than a ship's deck, except the distant home in Maine that we visited for a few weeks every year or two. My countryside was the ocean floor, where I would roam only with the spyglass; my skyline was the horizon, broken by the ghostly silhouettes of passing vessels, or at intervals by the coasts of many continents, as we sailed about the world."

Charley Noble