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Captain McNeill and His Wife the Nishga Chief

Captain McNeill and His Wife the Nishga Chief

by Robin Percival Smith
Publisher: Hancock House
Fir, ©2001, ISBN: 9780888394729
Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Current Retail Price: $14.99

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William McNeill was born in Boston in 1803. At eleven years old, he chose a life at sea, and began gaining his experience to rise to the rank of master of a vessel, which required skill in mathematics and an understanding of the cosmos for navigation. William was a red-head, tall and heavy set. His temper was on a short fuse and, when threatened, he was aggressive in his action, impetuous, blusterous, a little given to exaggeration.

He was not fond of waiting to see how things might turn out. William was probably first mate at fifteen years of age on the brigantine Paragon and a master mariner at twenty-one. By the time he joined the Hudson's Bay Company, he was a competent and experienced master mariner and fur trader. Follow his historical immigration to Canada to become one of the most feared and serviceable trading captains of the Honorable Hudson's Bay Co.

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