The index from the print version, reproduced below, gives a sense of the wide range of topics covered in The Lost Hero of Cape Cod.

 

 

 

 

 

“A. W. J.”, 100–102

“Young America”, 100

49ers, 90

Adams, Capt. Richard, 110

Admiralty, the, 49, 57, 58, 59, 61, 63

Adriatic (steamship), 65, 117, 128

Alabama (steamship), 118

Albany, 39

Albion, Robert, 67

Alexandria, 134

Amazon (ship), 41

Ambros, Sir Edmund, 6

America (ship), 19–20, 27, 29, 31, 32, 35

America (steamship), 75

America (yacht), 93

American complacency, 59

Amity (ship), 37, 39

Ann (brig), 38

Ann McKim (clipper ship), 88

Annapolis, 134

Arabia (steamship), 123

Arago (Steamship), 123

Arctic (naval steamship), 118

Arctic (steamship), 65, 66, 108, 117

...loss of, 112–13, 115, 116, 117

Asa Eldridge (clipper ship), 135

Asa Eldridge (schooner), 74

Atlantic (steamship), 65, 66, 75, 115, 119, 123, 128, 132, 134, 135

Australia, 60, 95, 97, 105

...Gold Rush, 95, 96, 105

Avonmouth, 55

B&A Steamship Company, 53, 54, 55, 58, 60

Baltic (steamship), 65, 66, 75, 86, 106, 107, 108, 117, 120, 123, 128, 134, 135

Baltic Sea, 19

Baltimore, 41, 50, 88, 122

Baltimore clippers, 88

barque, 89, 90

Bass Hole, Yarmouth, 10

Bay State (steamship), 107

Beatles, The, 33

Betsey (sloop), 14

Biddle, Clement C, 17

Black Ball Line, 38, 39, 41

Black Sea, 135

Blackburn, 34

Blue Jacket (clipper ship), 105, 135

Bolton, 34

Boston, 27, 32, 41, 58, 107, 122, 131, 133

...clipper ships and, 89, 92, 95, 97

...cotton trade and, 34–36

...Cunard Line and, 56, 58–59, 61, 63, 66, 109

...early development of, 5–7

...Eldridge family and, 10, 11–16

...ship America and, 19–20

...Tea Party, 7

...trade with India, 30–31

...trade with Yarmouth, 5, 6, 9, 10, 13

Bremen, 63, 64, 108, 109, 129

Brewster, 5, 13

brigs, 56, 90

Bristol, 6, 54, 55, 58, 60

Britannia (steamship), 59

British & American Steam Navigat-ion Company. See B&A

British and North American Royal Mail Steamship Company. See Cunard Line

British Association, 105

British government, 43, 61, 63

and steamship policy, 56, 62, 127–30

British Queen (steamship), 46, 54, 55, 56, 59

Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 121, 122

Brown & Bell, 92

Brunel, Isambard Kingdom, 54, 60, 66, 74

Calcutta, 20, 27, 30, 31, 32

Caledonia (ship), 41

Calhoun (ship), 68

California, 27, 44

...clipper ships and, 87, 90–92, 94, 96, 98

...Gold Rush, 87, 90

...Pioneer and, 75, 76–81

...via Cape Horn, 90

...via Nicaragua, 77

...via Panama, 76

California Drydock Company, 132

Cambria (steamship), 109

Cape Cod, 3–16, 92, 136

Cape Horn, 77, 90, 94, 105, 132

Caribbean, 7, 8, 19, 31, 76, 77, 79

Chagres, 76, 77, 120

Challenge (clipper ship), 79

Charleston Courier, 40

Cherokee (steamship), 120

Chicago, 122

Chicago Times, 122

China, 15, 35, 47, 79

...clipper ships and, 87, 89, 91, 93

cholera, 51, 72

Choules, Rev. J. C., 84, 85

chronometer, development of, 24

Civil War, American, 36, 131, 133

clipper ships, 20, 87–106, 135

...building boom, 91

...by Donald McKay, 92–96

...evolution of, 87–89

...size of crew, 93

Cloutman, Capt., 20

Collins Line, 52, 86, 106, 107, 108, 110, 120, 121, 122, 132, 135

...and loss of Arctic, 112–13

...cartel with Cunard Line, 115, 130

...demise, 129

...establishment of, 64–67

...mail contract

...award, 63

...reduction, 128–31

...renewal, 122

...revision, 113–17

...record passages, 66, 75, 117

Collins, Capt. John, 45–47, 48, 49

Collins, E. K., 42, 52, 68, 71, 72, 74, 75, 107, 108, 110, 116, 128, See also Collins Line

...and Dramatic Line, 43–45, 49–50

...and US Congress, 50, 63, 64, 113–17

...last days, 131

...loss of family, 112, 113

...timing of move into steam, 53

Colombo (ship), 36

Comstock, Capt. Joseph, 107, 108, 123, 134

Congress, US

...Collins Line and, 63, 113–17

...steamships and, 62, 128–31

Constellation (ship), 41

Constitution (steamship), 132, 134, 135

Constitution, USS (warship), 45

Continental Congress, 8

Cook, Capt. James, 25

Cooper, James Fenimore, 134

Coquette (ship), 47, 89

Cork, 55, 58

Cotheal, H&D, 50

cotton trade, 34–36, 114

Courier (ship), 37, 38, 39

Courier and Inquirer (New York), 119, 120

Cowes, 63, 108, 109, 111

crew, life at sea, 27–29

Crimean War, 115, 131, 135

Cromwell (ship), 48

Cronstadt, 20

Cunard Line, 62, 65, 71, 75, 109, 113, 114, 115, 119, 122

...cartel with Collins Line, 115, 130

...expansion to New York, 63–65

...in government policy, 127–30

...initial success, 61

...origins, 56–59

Cunard, Samuel, 57, 61, 68, See also Cunard Line

Currier, N., 105

Cutler, Carl, 11, 87–89

Cutty Sark (clipper ship), 94

Daily Alta California, 80, 81

Daily Picayune, 83, 121, 134

Daily Post (Liverpool), 117

Dana, Richard Henry, 27-29

Denmark, 19, 85

Dennis, 92

Desperate (naval steamship), 119

Dominion of New England, 6

Dramatic Line, 43–52, 71, 73, 88, 135

...origins, 43–45

...sale by E. K. Collins, 49–50

Dupont, Rear Admiral, 132

Early American Steamers, 77

East India Company, 7

East River, 34, 38, 82, 98

Edinburgh (steamship), 119

Eldridge, Asa, 4, 28, 32, 33, 86, 92, 93, 116, 127, 135, 136

...and America, 19–20, 25, 27, 30, 31, 35

...and Colombo, 36

...and cotton trade, 36

...and Garrick, 51, 73, 135

...and North Star, 81–86, 110, 120, 135

...and Pacific, 132, 135

...and Philadelphia, 17–20

...and Pioneer, 69–77, 78–81, 92, 110, 120, 135

...and record voyage to Calcutta, 20, 27, 29

...and Red Jacket, 1–2, 96–106, 107, 110, 119, 131, 133, 135

...and Roscius, 37, 41, 42, 43, 47–49, 50, 61, 71, 73, 75, 88, 135

...and St. Louis, 110–13, 120, 135

...epitaph, 125

...family connections, 10–11

...marriage, 32

...misspelling of name, 32, 77

Eldridge, Barnabas, 8

Eldridge, Eliza (wife of Asa), 32, 85, 135

Eldridge, John, 3, 11

...and Atlantic, 134

...and Baltic, 134, 135

...and Civil War, 133

...and Fulton, 134, 135

...and Huntsville, 47

...and Liverpool, 36, 47, 48, 51, 72, 135

...and Roscius, 51, 52, 135

...and Webster, 36, 135

...and Yazoo, 47

...and Young Brander, 133, 135

...later years, 134

Eldridge, John, Sr., 3, 4, 10, 11–14

Eldridge, Oliver, 3, 11, 14

...and Atlantic, 120, 132, 135

...and Blue Jacket, 105, 135

...and Civil War, 132

...and Constitution, 132, 135

...and Coquette, 47, 89

...and Garrick, 51, 135

...and Gaston, 47

...and Golden City, 132, 135

...and Memnon, 89, 133, 135

...and Roscius, 51, 90, 135

...and Titan, 135

...later career, 132

Eldridge, William, 4

Embargo Act of 1807, 31

England, 4, 15, 23, 35, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 63, 67, 84, 85, 97, 104, 108, 109, 110, 129

...Cape Cod history and, 4–9

English Channel, 84, 85, 111

Fairburn, William, 72

Fall River Line, 107

fare across Atlantic, 61, 62

Fletcher, Capt., 134

Flying Cloud (clipper ship), 44, 88, 92, 93, 94, 96

fore-and-aft sails, xi, 22

Fort Pickens, 134

Fort Sumter, 134

Foster, James Jr., 52

Fox, Samuel, 109

France, 7, 12, 84, 85, 104, 109, 110

Franklin (steamship), 109, 110, 111, 113

Fulton (steamship), 134, 135

Game Cock (clipper ship), 93

Garrick (ship), 44, 55, 73

...Asa Eldridge and, 51, 135

...Oliver Eldridge and, 51, 52, 135

Glasgow, 46, 59, 74

Glory of the Seas (clipper ship), 132

Gold Rush (Australia), 95, 96, 105

Gold Rush (California), 44, 75, 76, 77, 90

Golden City (steamship), 132, 135

Golden Gate (steamship), 78, 80, 81

Gordon, Capt. George, 90

Graham, Wm., 124

Great Britain (steamship), 8, 60–61, 66, 74

Great Famine, 67, 68

Great Lakes, 131

Great Republic (clipper ship), 91, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 104, 131

Great Western (steamship), 42, 43, 49, 53, 54–56, 57, 58, 59–61, 64, 129

Great Western Railway, 54

Great Western Steam Ship Company. See GWS

Great Yarmouth, 5

Greenwich, 23, 24

Grey, Capt. Alfred G., 134

Greyhounds of the Sea, 87

Guadeloupe, 11

GWS (steamship company), 54, 55, 58, 60

Halifax and Quebec Steam Boat Company, 58

Halifax, Nova Scotia, 56, 57, 58

Hall, Samuel, 92

Hallet, Andrew, 4

Hallet, Betty, 3, 4, 10

Hallet, Capt. Ansel, 10–11, 14–15, 19, 52

Hallet, Capt. Charles, 52

Hallet, Edward, 11

Hallet, Lucy, 10

Hallet, née Eldridge, Anna, 10, 11

Hallett, Eliza (wife of Asa Eldridge), 32

Hamilton, 131

Harrison, John, 24

Harvard College, 27

Havana, 120

Havre, 39, 41, 75, 108, 109, 111, 113, 129

Hearst Castle, 78

Hebrides, 124

Helsingør, 19

Henry Clay (ship), 41, 68

Hermann (steamship), 108, 109

Heyl, Erik, 77

Hibernia (steamship), 64

Hilton Head, 132

Homeward Bound (novel), 134

Hong Kong, 93

Honolulu, 93, 94

Hopkins, Stephen, 4, 10

Hudson River, 39

Humboldt (ship), 32

Humboldt (steamship), 109, 110

Huntsville (ship), 47

ice trade with India, 30–32

Illinois (steamship), 80, 81

impressment, 12, 13, 17

Independence (ship), 41

India, 7, 15, 19, 20, 21, 32, 47, 58

...and ice trade, 30–32

...Boston trade with, 30–31

Industrial Revolution, 34

Intolerable Acts of 1774, 7

Ireland, 60, 67, 71, 119

Italy, 85

James Monroe (ship), 38

Jay Treaty, 30

Jefferson, President, 12

Johnson, Cave, 62, 63

Joshua Bates (ship), 92

Judkins, Capt., 123

Kendall, Larcum, 24

King George III, 24

King James II, 6

King William IV, 54

Kittredge, Henry, 3, 89

Kittridge, Capt., 76–79, 81

latitude, determination of, 23

Lever, Darcy, 21, 28

Lightning (clipper ship), 96, 131

Lines, Capt., 110, 123

Liverpool, 7, 19, 28, 32, 71, 92, 133

...Australia and, 96, 98, 105

...clipper ships and, 89, 90, 94–96

...cotton trade and, 36, 34–36

...Dramatic Line and, 42, 43–52, 55

...history of, 33–35

...Pioneer and, 73–77, 93

...Red Jacket and, 1–2, 98–106, 111

...rise of packet trade and, 37–43

...slave trade and, 33

...steamships and, 53, 54, 55–56, 59–69, 86, 107, 108, 109, 111, 112, 113, 115, 128

Liverpool & Manchester Railway, 34

Liverpool (ship), 36, 37, 47, 48, 51, 72, 133, 135

Liverpool (steamship), 55, 59

Liverpool Mercury, 46, 47, 73, 103

Liverpool Times, 94

Livingston, Mortimer, 109

Lloyd’s of London, 100

London, 6, 23, 33, 47, 76, 83, 100, 102, 110, 124

...packets and, 39–41

...steamships and, 53, 54, 55, 58, 74

Long Island, 110, 113

Longitude (book), 24

longitude, determination of, 23–25

Los Angeles Daily Herald, 134

Louisiana Line, 44, 47, 65, 134

lunar distances, 23, 25

Madden, Dr., 46

Madeira, 84, 85, 86

Maine, 6, 97, 98

Malta, 85

Manchester, 34

Marseilles, 135

Mary (schooner), 11

Massachusetts (steamship), 107

Massachusetts Bay Colony, 5, 6

McKay, Donald, 92–96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 104, 131

McKay, Lauchlan, 94

Melbourne, 95, 98, 105

Melville, Herman, 29

...and Liverpool, 33–35

...and Redburn: His First Voyage, 28

Memnon (clipper ship), 89, 90, 91, 93, 133, 135

Merchant Sail, 72

Mersey, River, 1

Messenger (sloop), 14

Mill Creek, Yarmouth Port, 10

Mill Pond, Yarmouth Port, 11

Moby-Dick, 28

Molasses Act of 1733, 7

Mortality onboard ship, 73

Mystic Seaport, 11

Navigation Acts, 5

navigation, methods, 23

New England, 3, 4, 30, 31

New Orleans, 13, 19, 35, 36, 44, 50, 120, 121, 133

New South Wales, 96

New York, 16, 28, 39, 41, 43, 68, 113, 115, 131, 132, 134, 135

...America and, 19–20

...Arctic disaster and, 113

...clipper ships and, 89–96

...comparison with Liverpool, 34

...cotton trade and, 34–36, 114

...Dramatic Line and, 43–52

...loss of Pacific, and, 117–23, 125

...North Star and, 82, 86, 97

...NYHSNC and, 108–11

...OSNC and, 108–9

...packet ships and, 37–43, 67, 71

...Pioneer and, 73–77, 79

...Red Jacket and, 1–2, 98–106, 111, 133

...South Street, 2, 38, 95

...St Louis and, 110–13

...steamships and, 53–56, 57, 58–61, 62–67, 68, 107, 108, 115

New York & Havre Steam Navigation Company. See NYHSNC

New York Commercial Advertiser, 125

New York Daily Times, 76, 112, 117, 120, 121

New York Evening Post, 18, 36, 37, 38, 40, 49, 51

New York Herald, 48, 72, 118, 123, 132, 135

New York Shipping List, 50

Newburyport, 92

Newport, Rhode Island, 134

Niagara (steamship), 109

Nicaragua, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 91

North Star (steam-yacht), 81–86, 97, 104, 110, 120, 135

North Wales, 123

Nye, Capt. Ezra, 117, 120–22

NYHSNC (steamship company), 108–11, 129

oakum, picking of, 29

Ocean Steam Navigation Company. See OSNC

Ohio, 131

Old Custom House Formula, xiii

Old King’s Highway, 4

Historic District, 3

OSNC (steamship company), 63, 64, 108–9, 109, 110, 128, 129

Pacific (ship), 38, 39, 40

Pacific (steamship), 65, 66, 117, 135

...loss of, 118–24, 132

...putative wreck, 123

Pacific II (ship), 41

Pacific Mail Steamship Company, 110, 132

packet ships

...captains’ earnings, 45

...definition, 7

...effect on communication, 40–41

...growth in size, 41

...historical importance, 135

...impact of steamships on, 67–68, 111

...longevity of captains, 47

...size of crew, 93

...transatlantic, development of, 37–43

Paine, Ralph D., 16

Panama, 76, 77, 78, 80, 81, 90, 91, 110, 132

Parsons, Eben, 11

Persia (steamship), 119, 121, 122, 123, 130

Philadelphia, 17, 18, 19, 20, 41

Pierce, President, 116

Pilgrim (brig), 28, 29

Pilgrims, 4

Pilkington & Wilson, 105

Pioneer (steamship), 73–82, 86, 92, 93, 96, 110, 117, 120, 135

Plymouth Colony, 4, 5, 6

Pook, Samuel, 97, 105

Port Royal, 132

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 94

Post Office Committee, US Senate, 65

Postmaster General, 109, 113, 129

President (steamship), 60, 61

Province of Massachusetts Bay, 6

Québec, 46, 48, 58

Queen of Clippers (clipper ship), 91

Queens of the Western Ocean, 11

R.B. Forbes (steam tug), 98

Rainbow (clipper ship), 88

Red Jacket (clipper ship), 1–2, 96–106, 107, 110, 119, 131, 133, 135

Red Star Line, 39, 41

Redburn: His First Voyage, 28, 33

Revenue Act of 1767, 7

Revolutionary War, 7, 8, 13, 17, 97

Rhode Island, 6, 107

Robinson, Capt., 20

Rockland, Maine, 97

ropes, on sailing ships, 22

Roscius (ship), 37, 41, 43, 44, 45, 49, 52, 53, 61, 68, 71, 73, 75, 90, 98, 113, 133

...as forerunner of clippers, 88, 89

...Asa Eldridge and, 47–49, 50, 135

...Capt. J. Collins and, 47

...John Eldridge and, 51, 52, 135

...loss in 1860, 52

...Oliver Eldridge and, 51, 135

...place in Dramatic Line, 43–45

Route 6A, 4, 11

Roxbury, 8, 32, 97

Royal Navy, 8, 13, 17, 21, 34, 45, 57, 62, 119

Royal Victoria (steamship). See British Queen (steamship)

Royal William (steamship), 58

Royal William II (steamship), 55

Russia, 19, 20, 85, 104, 115

Sagoyewatha, 97

sailing ships, operation of, 21–27

sailors, life at sea, 27–29

salt, Cape Cod, 8–9

salt, Caribbean, 7

San Francisco, 132, 134, 135

...clipper ships and, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 96

...Pioneer and, 76–81

...via Cape Horn, 90

...via Nicaragua, 77, 78, 79, 80

...via Panama, 76, 77, 90

Sarah Sands (steamship), 64

schooners, 26, 88, 90

Scotia (ship), 46

Scott, Capt. Wm., 38

screw propulsion, 73

Sea Bird (steamship), 78, 81

Seaman’s Protection Certificate, 17, 19, 20

Sears, Capt. John, 8, 9

Seccomb & Taylor, 97

Secretary of the Navy, 64, 65, 128

Select Committee on Merchant Shipping (UK), 43

Senate Finance Committee, 114

Shakespeare (ship), 44

Shannon, River, 119

Sheridan (ship), 44, 50, 56

Sherman, General, 132

Shipping and Mercantile Gazette, 124

Shiverick shipyard, 92

Siddons (ship), 44, 45

Sirius (steamship), 55, 58, 59

slave trade, 33

Slave Trade Act of 1807, 34

Smith, Junius, 53

Sobel, Dava, 24, 25

South Carolina, 132

Southampton, 63, 64, 82, 83, 84, 104, 108, 111

Sovereign of the Seas (clipper ship), 94, 95, 100, 101

Spain, 7, 84, 85

Spofford & Tileston

...Dramatic Line and, 50, 51, 52, 64, 73

...Pioneer and, 72, 73, 74, 76, 77, 79

Square Riggers on Schedule, 67

square sails, xi, 21

St. George Steam Packet Company, 58

St. Louis (steamship), 110–13, 117, 120, 135

St. Simeon’s Bay, 78

Stag-Hound (clipper ship), 91, 92

Steamships

...and US Congress, 62, 128–31

...as auxiliary warships, 62

...early failures, 61

...first transatlantic, 53–56

...impact on packets, 67

...limitations, 59

...performance, 59

steerage, 46, 67, 68, 71, 72, 73, 74

Steiglitz (ship), 32

Stone, Capt., 123

Strong, Caleb, 13

Sugar Act of 1764, 7

Swallowtail Line, 39, 41, 47, 51, 67

Tartar (naval steamship), 119

Taylor, Mr. (owner, Red Jacket), 105

Tea Act of 1773, 7

The Cruise of the Steam Yacht North Star, 85

The Seaman’s Friend, 28

The Times (London), 100–102, 105

The Young Sea Officer’s Sheet Anchor, 21

Thomas, George, 97

Thoreau, Henry David, 3

Tileston, Thomas, 74, 75, 79

Timore (ship), 32

Titan (clipper ship), 135

tonnage, xiii

Train, Enoch, 92

Transatlantic Steamship Company, 55, 60

Traveller (brig), 40

Treaty of Ghent (1814), 13

Treaty of Paris (1783), 8

Truro, 44

Tudor, Frederic, 30–32

Turkey, 85

Two Years Before the Mast, 27, 28

Tyler, President John, 62

Typhoon (clipper ship), 94

Union (steamship), 110

US Naval Academy, 134

Vanderbilt, Cornelius, 85, 91, 116, 120

...and cruise of North Star, 81–86, 97

...and Nicaragua route to California, 77–81

Varnam, Joseph B, 13

Victoria (Australia), 96

Wampanoag, 4

War of 1812, 13, 17, 31, 37, 45, 88, 135

Washington (steamship), 108, 109

Waterman, Capt. Robert, 79

Webb, Isaac, 92

Webb, William, 92

Webster (ship), 36, 135

Wells Fargo, 132

West Africa Squadron, 34

West Indies, 30, 33, 62

West, Capt., 123

Westervelt, Jacob, 92, 110

White Diamond Line, 92

White Star Line, 105

William of Orange, 6

Wotton, Capt. James, 110, 113

Yarmouth, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 44

Yarmouth Port, 3, 10, 11, 15, 92, 134

Yazoo (ship), 47

Young Brander (clipper ship), 133, 135