Latham, Jean Lee.

Carry on, Mr. Bowditch / Jean Lee Latham ; illustrated by John O'Hara Cosgrave, II. - Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1955. - 251 p. : illus. ; 22 cm.

Good-luck spell -- Privateers -- Word from the pilgrim -- "Boys don't blubber" -- Voice in the night -- "Sail by ash breeze!" -- Almanac -- "Lock, stock, and bookkeeper" -- Anchor to windward -- Freedom -- What next? -- Down to the sea -- Discovery -- Nineteen guns -- "Sail Ho-O-O-O-O!" -- Simple matter of mathematics -- Lunars and moonlight -- Astrea to the rescue -- Strange sailing orders -- Book sailing -- "Sealing is safer" -- Science and sumatra -- Captain Bowditch commanding -- Man against the fog.

After finding a way to teach the ship's crew members to understand navigation, Nat, a self-taught mathematician and astronomer in eighteenth-century Salem, Massachusetts, writes down his explanations and compiles them into "The American Practical Navigator," also known as the "Sailors' Bible."

Newbery Medal, 1956.

0395137136 (Sandpiper ed.) 9780395137130 (Sandpiper ed.)

55005219


Bowditch, Nathaniel, 1773-1838 --Juvenile fiction.


Inventors--United States--Biography--Juvenile literature.
Sailors--United States--Biography.
Nautical charts--History.
Aids to navigation--Juvenile literature.
Seafaring life--Juvenile literature.


Salem (Mass.)--History--18th century--Fiction.

PZ7.L348 / Car PS3523.A772 / C37 1955

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