18th Century Cookbooks

Mrs. Robb, one of the main characters of my current work in progress, is an excellent cook. She was taught to cook and bake by the daughter of a French Huguenot refugee in Boston who had been a… Read More

Records of a Salem Vessel in 1803: Featured Documents from the National Archives at Boston

Speaking of Custom House… This online exhibit from the National Archives about early 19th century merchant shipping and its paper trail is amazing. I’ve referred to it again and again as I continue with Book Two revisions. From… Read More

Your Daily Nautical Inspiration: Climbing the Main Mast of a Fully-Rigged Tall Ship

The idea of climbing a mast appeals to me, though I probably wouldn’t make it past the maintop… Probably better that my character is the one doing this, not me. Heights! Eek! Hat tip to gCaptain.