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THE ADVENTURES OF AN EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY TRAMP STEAMER CAPTAIN TAKEN FROM HIS OWN JOURNALS
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CAPTAIN WILLIAM SCOTT SMALES
30th Sept 1870 - 31st Jan 1941

 

"I first started going to sea in 1887 and made my last voyage to South Africa in 1938, so that I can say that I have been connected with the sea for fifty one years. I feel entitled to speak as an authority on my profession, so in a few words I will close by saying that in my humble opinion , a sea life is a fine, healthy life, and a real man's job. One has their ups and downs, easy times and hard times, pleasures and disappointments, but when one looks back fifty years, he is entitled to say 'I've done a man's work and I can truthfully say no man has ever heard me say I disliked the sea as a profession.' On the other hand I've always been proud to say 'I'm a sailor'."
Captain William Scott Smales.
8th March 1939.
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