New: Book Report: The Cruise of the Acheron

Sheila Natusch did a lot of research tracking down logs and reports for this description of "her majesty's steam vessel on survey in New Zealand waters 1848-51". She figured out that two documents in two libraries on two continents were in fact two ripped-asunder halves of one whole document.

The voyage itself is probably only of interest if you want to read about a ship sailing around colonial New Zealand. There are interactions with colonists. There are observations of natives. I occasionally enjoy reading about that sort of thing. You might not not. I liked the fact that the captain was named Stokes and it was a steam vessel, yes I did.

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Posted 2005-06-05