“The Most Miserable Hole in the Whole World”: Western Sailors and the Whampoa Anchorage, 1770–1850

@article{Lampe2010TheMM,
  title={“The Most Miserable Hole in the Whole World”: Western Sailors and the Whampoa Anchorage, 1770–1850},
  author={E. Lampe},
  journal={International Journal of Maritime History},
  year={2010},
  volume={22},
  pages={15 - 40}
}
  • E. Lampe
  • Published 2010
  • International Journal of Maritime History
After three years of collecting precious but rapidly dwindling sea otter furs from Amerindian trappers and merchants, the crew of the brig New Hazard arrived at the Pearl River delta in South China. By 1813, thousands of American sailors repeated this tedious process, often spending years trapped in their floating workplaces. For the crew, arrival in China did not mean leisure, liberty or an opportunity to see Canton, the city nestled at the heart of the American imagination of China. Canton… Expand

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