Excerpt from Rovings in the Pacific

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Title

Excerpt from Rovings in the Pacific

Description

Edward Lucett was a merchant based out of Tahiti. He published logs of his travels throughout the Pacific, including a landing at Palmyra in 1848, aboard the Fairy, to look for the wreck a ship rumored to be on the atoll.

He found nothing, but did offer this detailed description of Palmyra and its plant and animal life. Lucett was a colorful character, in the classic vein of American sailors from the time. He claimed Herman Melville (of Moby Dick fame) once tried to stab him in a Tahitian prison, after a mutiny on an Australian whaler.

Creator

Edward Lucett

Date

1848-07-21

Rights

Public Domain

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Original Format

Book

Citation

Edward Lucett, “Excerpt from Rovings in the Pacific,” Palmyra Archive, accessed January 22, 2020, http://palmyraarchive.org/items/show/34.