sailed as bosun on the Sirius with his wife, Deborah. In April 1790, the officers of
the Supply spoke highly of his conduct at Norfolk Island when he ventured off the
Sirius with two others in a dangerous surf, and brought the end of the hawser to shore.
A grating was attached to the hawser, thereby steadying the wreck, and perhaps saving the
lives of many of the people on board.
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