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|Description: James Bayley was captain of the RUNNYMEDE for most of its 29 years in Hobart's whaling fleet. He voyaged as far as the Bering Sea and was sometimes away for over a year. The work was cold and dangerous. On one occasion in 1866 Bayley fell from the main topgallant yard, struck the top-sail yard and main brace and fell into the sea. John Bull, a black crewman dived in to save him and both were picked up by a rescue boat in the nick of time as Bull had cramp from the freezing water.|
Format: pictorial and artistic works
Object: glass slides
Institution: Maritime Museum of Tasmania
Object number: MMT_P_GSL029
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