The Epic Voyages of Maud Berridge

The Epic Voyages of Maud Berridge

The Seafaring Diaries of a Victorian Lady

Hardback272pp Illustrated214x134mm

9781472954237     Product Code: 510206


Maud Berridge (1844–1907) made five voyages with her husband, Master Mariner Henry Berridge, from Gravesend to Melbourne and back. One of these, on the clipper Superb, was a trip of 14 months, rounding both the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Horn, and stopping off in Polynesia and San Francisco. Interweaving Maud’s diaries with contemporary reports and a modern commentary, her great-granddaughter has assembled an account of a Victorian captain’s wife’s adventures at sea.

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