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This is the story of Willing Hand, the son of a Maine sea-captain during the war of 1812. His father is half farmer, half sailor, and the proud owner of the pilot boat Fair Molly. The war of 1812 puts an end to his piloting, and so they turn the sloop into a coastal packet boat. The Royal Navy blockade eventually prevents that as well. His father then decides to become a privateer and Will has to talk his mother into allowing him to go along. They encounter many dangerous situations and adventur...more
Feb 05, 2011 Robert marked it as abandoned-reading
This book sat on my bookshelf for my entire life. I never read it. I am not exactly certain how I came to have it, but I suspect my mother purchased it for me since it had "Cape May" in the title and we lived there.
Wrote historical fiction and contemporary stories with young men as the main characters.More about Stephen W. Meader...