Download PDF by Dennis L. Noble,Truman R. Strobridge: Captain "Hell Roaring" Mike Healy: From American Slave to

By Dennis L. Noble,Truman R. Strobridge

One of the Coast Guard’s nice heroes and the key he stored hidden

"This is a ebook of experience that tells how one guy formed the Alaskan frontier at an important time in American history."--Vincent William Patton, grasp leader Petty Officer of the Coast protect, retired

"Diligent examine and distinct writing exhibit the realities of race kinfolk in nineteenth-century the USA, in addition to the hazards, loneliness, and complicated relationships of existence at sea in that era."--Bernard C. Nalty, writer of Strength for the struggle: A historical past of Black american citizens within the Military

In the overdue Eighties, many lives in northern and western maritime Alaska rested within the able palms of Michael A. Healy (1839-1904), via his carrier to the U.S. profit Cutter provider. Healy arrested lawbreakers, placed down mutinies aboard service provider ships, fought the smuggling of unlawful liquor and firearms, rescued shipwrecked sailors from a harsh and unforgiving setting, introduced clinical reduction to remoted villages, avoided the wholesale slaughter of marine natural world, and explored unknown waters and lands.

Captain Healy's dramatic feats within the a long way north have been so largely said big apple newspaper as soon as declared him the "most well-known guy in America." yet Healy concealed a mystery that contributed to his legacy as a lonely, tragic figure.

In 1896, Healy was once dropped at trial on fees starting from behavior unbecoming an officer to endangerment of his vessel for cause of intoxication. As punishment, he used to be placed ashore on part pay without command and dropped to the ground of the Captain's record. finally, he back rose to his former excessive place within the provider by the point of his loss of life in 1904. Sixty-seven years later, in 1971, the U.S. Coast protect realized that Healy used to be born a slave in Georgia who ran away to sea at age fifteen and spent the remainder of his lifestyles passing for white.

This is the infrequent biography that encompasses either sea event and the peak of human success opposed to all odds.


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