Posted by Earlene on July 12, 1998 at 02:59:05:
In response to Officer's wives, written by Jane Elizabeth on July 09, 1998 at 16:08:15
] I've been on some ships at historical sites and it must have been grim. At Mystic Seaport we were told that whaling ships often were at sea for 2-5 years before returning home. I suppose an intrepid wife would rather go along and be uncomfortable than be left alone.
} Does that mean that children were born on the ship? Poor things! They could have been 5 before they ever stood on dry land.
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