By Dennis L. Noble,Truman R. Strobridge
One of the Coast Guard’s nice heroes and the key he saved hidden
"This is a ebook of event that tells how one guy formed the Alaskan frontier at a very important time in American history."--Vincent William Patton, grasp leader Petty Officer of the Coast safeguard, retired
"Diligent examine and designated writing display the realities of race family members in nineteenth-century the United States, in addition to the hazards, loneliness, and intricate relationships of existence at sea in that era."--Bernard C. Nalty, writer of Strength for the struggle: A historical past of Black american citizens within the Military
In the past due Eighties, many lives in northern and western maritime Alaska rested within the able arms of Michael A. Healy (1839-1904), via his provider to the U.S. profit Cutter provider. Healy arrested lawbreakers, positioned down mutinies aboard service provider ships, fought the smuggling of unlawful liquor and firearms, rescued shipwrecked sailors from a harsh and unforgiving surroundings, introduced scientific reduction to remoted villages, avoided the wholesale slaughter of marine natural world, and explored unknown waters and lands.
Captain Healy's dramatic feats within the a long way north have been so extensively suggested ny newspaper as soon as declared him the "most recognized guy in America." yet Healy concealed a mystery that contributed to his legacy as a lonely, tragic figure.
In 1896, Healy used to be dropped at trial on fees starting from behavior unbecoming an officer to endangerment of his vessel for cause of intoxication. As punishment, he was once placed ashore on part pay without command and dropped to the ground of the Captain's checklist. ultimately, he back rose to his former excessive place within the provider by the point of his loss of life in 1904. Sixty-seven years later, in 1971, the U.S. Coast safeguard realized that Healy used to be born a slave in Georgia who ran away to sea at age fifteen and spent the remainder of his existence passing for white.
This is the infrequent biography that encompasses either sea experience and the peak of human success opposed to all odds.
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Captain "Hell Roaring" Mike Healy: From American Slave to Arctic Hero (New Perspectives on Maritime History and) by Dennis L. Noble,Truman R. Strobridge