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Author’s Note
Leaving Liverpool
First Day at Sea
Supper and Seasickness
Fresh Air
Kate’s Health Improves
Fishbourne’s Farmer
Fixing a Broken Sailor
A Clear Day
An Interesting Dinner
Into the Atlantic
A Friendlier Atlantic
Dinner with the Reverend
A Hunting Tale and Shipboard Excitement
A Not so Quiet Evening
Snow and Loss
A Lesson for All
Bathing at Sea
Twentieth Day at Sea
Icebergs
The Crows Nest
The Reverend Remembers
Near Newfoundland
An Encounter with Sharks
At the Helm
Captain Palmer Speaks
Corey Bigelow’s Offer
Attending to Medical Matters
Flying Fish and Superstitions
Kate
The Last Day at Sea
Arrival at South Street Seaport
New York
Last Day in New York
Heading to Philadelphia
Detour
Another Boat Trip
Philadelphia
Heading West
The Second Day West
Gettysburg
Chambersburg
Mountains
A Rough Trip to McConnell’s Town
A Winter Storm
Bedford
Bath’s at Bedford Springs
Senator
The Trip to Ligonier
Pittsburgh and West
Last of the Eastern States
Into Ohio
Zanesville
Final Day of Travel
Arthur’s Farm
Tornado
Tornado’s Aftermath
Spring turns into summer
Mid-summer
Late summer
Nautical Terminology
About the Author
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The Mover

The Mover

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The Mover is fictional of history of Charles Wilkins, a young carpenter from the English Midlands, emigrating to the American Midwest in 1838. Securing passage on the merchant ship, Adam Fletcher, he is asked by the ship’s captain to take over the medical duties of the injured ship carpenter. Setting a broken leg of an injured sailor, Charles impresses fellow traveler Kate Hale, the captains niece, who is returning from a year with cousins were she has learned the etiquette and habits of an English lady. Their friendship becomes a voyage-long love affair. Fellow traveler, reverend Fishbourne, explores with Charles troubles facing lower English classes, especially alcoholism, while observing Fishbourne has a drinking a problem. The last of four passengers, Blanchard, a Wedgwood pottery salesman turns out to be someone other than what he represents, and a key figure in a crime affecting Kate, Charles and the ship’s captain. Atlantic winter storms, a knock down blow, dangerous ice, superstitious sailors, cold food and seasickness were encountered on the days at sea. Friendship of the first mate, Corey Bigelow allows Charles time at the helm. High above the deck in the crow’s nest, he learns ocean travel through the eyes of a sailor, not just a paying passenger.
Crossing the Allegheny Mountains in late winter, highway robbers, a wrecked stage, a frightening river crossing, and the voluptuous daughter of a U. S. senator were part of his travels to the American interior.
The vision of this novel came from an 1831 family diary. My interest in history developed early, before I received a B.A. in history at the University of Virginia. As a youth, cash earned from a paper route, funded the purchase of my first sail boat at age 15. In my summer college years, I was dock and harbor master, and sailing instructor at a Long Island yacht club near New London, Connecticut. Later I owned a 32’ sail boat, enjoying sailing beyond the sight of land.
Recent trips to the English Cotswold’s, Midlands and the coast of Ireland took me to areas covered in this book. I have traveled over the routes and visited the communities Charles saw in his travels from New York to the Midwest.
The Mover is fictional of history of Charles Wilkins, a young carpenter from the English Midlands, emigrating to the American Midwest in 1838. Securing passage on the merchant ship, Adam Fletcher, he is asked by the ship’s captain to take over the medical duties of the injured ship carpenter. Setting a broken leg of an injured sailor, Charles impresses fellow traveler Kate Hale, the captains niece, who is returning from a year with cousins were she has learned the etiquette and habits of an English lady. Their friendship becomes a voyage-long love affair. Fellow traveler, reverend Fishbourne, explores with Charles troubles facing lower English classes, especially alcoholism, while observing Fishbourne has a drinking a problem. The last of four passengers, Blanchard, a Wedgwood pottery salesman turns out to be someone other than what he represents, and a key figure in a crime affecting Kate, Charles and the ship’s captain. Atlantic winter storms, a knock down blow, dangerous ice, superstitious sailors, cold food and seasickness were encountered on the days at sea. Friendship of the first mate, Corey Bigelow allows Charles time at the helm. High above the deck in the crow’s nest, he learns ocean travel through the eyes of a sailor, not just a paying passenger.
Crossing the Allegheny Mountains in late winter, highway robbers, a wrecked stage, a frightening river crossing, and the voluptuous daughter of a U. S. senator were part of his travels to the American interior.
The vision of this novel came from an 1831 family diary. My interest in history developed early, before I received a B.A. in history at the University of Virginia. As a youth, cash earned from a paper route, funded the purchase of my first sail boat at age 15. In my summer college years, I was dock and harbor master, and sailing instructor at a Long Island yacht club near New London, Connecticut. Later I owned a 32’ sail boat, enjoying sailing beyond the sight of land.
Recent trips to the English Cotswold’s, Midlands and the coast of Ireland took me to areas covered in this book. I have traveled over the routes and visited the communities Charles saw in his travels from New York to the Midwest.

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