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Publication Date



First Fruits Press

Place of publication

Wilmore, Ky.


Reprint. Previously published: Bradenton, Fla. : !b Wiseman, !c [1978]


  1. Thus Passed the Seaman’s Friend
  2. A Missionary is Born
  3. A Lonely Journey
  4. Boston Makes a Discover
  5. The Floating Christian Endeavor
  6. The Allure of MaRtha’s Vineyard
  7. The Promised Land at Last
  8. The Fury of the Storm
  9. Another Dedication; Another Storm
  10. Tears of Sadness and Joy
  11. The Portland Storm
  12. God’s Acre
  13. A Colorful Parade of Helpers
  14. Turn of the Century
  15. A Second Missionary Emerges
  16. Comfort for the Sailor
  17. The Dangers of Ice
  18. The Hold Fast Brotherhood
  19. Story of the Aransas
  20. The Bethel expands
  21. Wedding Bells, A Lighthouse and Some Problems
  22. All Hands on Deck
  23. The Caruso of the Bowery
  24. The Story of Richard Halstead
  25. The Gospel Skippers
  26. A Night at the Bethel
  27. Shipmates at Rest
  28. Drama of Peace and War
  29. Captain Edward Has Gone Aloft
  30. A Wanderer
  31. A New Launch and Another Explosion
  32. A Noble Daughter of the Vineyard
  33. A Life of Compassion and Love
  34. Homeward Bound
  35. The End of an Era



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