Kudos for “Rough Weather All Day”

–from Heather Hernandez, SF Maritime NHP’s Museum Colections website ‘Full Fathom Five’–

“We’re delighted to announce that Rough Weather All Day : an Account of the “Jeannette” Search Expedition by Patrick Cahill, edited by David Hirzel, is now available in the Research Center.

“Patrick Cahill, a member of the expedition, kept a diary that has been unavailable in published form until now. Rich in details of the daily life spent among native peoples that sheltered the members of the expedition, this title is of interest to anyone wanting to learn more about the exploration of the northwest coast of North America.”


–from Sue Proudfoot (Great-grandaughter of Patrick Cahill, and custodian of his typewritten manuscript) card 10/12/14

“I am grateful to you for the wonderful book you have created from my great-grandfather’s log. The historic background of the Jeannette and Rodgers expeditions is well described in the introduction as is the difficult relationship between the sailors and their native hosts after the shipwreck. Thank you!”


–from Chet Ross (of Chet Ross Rare Books). email 9/24/14

“I received the books today, ‘Rough Weather All Day: An Account of the Jeannette Search Expedition by Patrick Cahill‘. Nice job. I have read your intro — very good job putting that together. It certainly makes me want to read Cahill’s journal, which I will do over the next several days. Very good job once again — all of your efforts are impressive — they inspire me to do more…”


–from Ken McGoogan (author of ‘Lady Franklin’s Revenge: A True Story of Ambition, Obsession and the Remaking of Arctic History’, ‘Race to the Polar Sea: The Heroic Adventures of Elisha Kent Kane’, ‘Fatal Passage: The Untold Story of John Rae, the Arctic Adventurer Who Discovered the Fate of Franklin‘, and others. email 9/22/14

Rough Weather All Day offers a vivid, eye-witness account of what happened to an American rescue ship that went in search of the lost Jeannette, which had gone missing after sailing for the North Pole in 1879. The book makes an important contribution to Arctic exploration history while telling a riveting tale of overcoming hardship and culture shock in the far north.”

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