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Thus he became a good pilot for vessels of that description , from Chatham to the
Tower , and down the Swin Channel to the North Foreland , and acquired a
confidence among rocks and sands , of which he often felt the value . Nelson had
Canvass bread - bags were made , in case it should be necessary suddenly to
desert the vessels ; and men were sent with the lead - and - line to the northward
and eastward , to sound wherever they found cracks in the ice , that they might ...
They frequently struck , and with such force , that one stroke broke the shank of
the Racehorse ' s best bower anchor : but the vessels made way ; and by noon
they had cleared the ice , and were out at sea . The next day they anchored in ...
... run away , as she was never a good sailer , except when going directly before
the wind . · On their return to the Downs , while he was ashore visiting the senior
officer , there came on so heavy a gale , that almost all the vessels drove , and a ...
The custom - houses were informed , that after a certain day all foreign vessels
found in the ports would be seized ; and many were , in consequence , seized ,
and condemned in the Admiralty court . When the Boreas arrived at Nevis , she ...
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