Name

Ashley Bowen

Career

Mariner

Occupation 1

sailor

Region

NA/New England region

Era

Maritime Republic (1751-1815)

Born

1728

Died

1813

Source

Commerce and Culture: The Maritime Communities of Colonial Massachusetts, 1690 � 1750
Farmers & Fishermen: Two Centuries of Work in Essex County, Massachusetts, 1630-1850 (1994)
Autobiography of Ashley Bowen, 1728-1813

Text

The first American mariner to recount the story of his life, from his Marblehead boyhood, his 25 years at sea, and his return ashore.

Record ID: 660