Talk:Charles Linn

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Atlantic crossings

  • I have seen 50, 53, 60 and 64 for the number of crossings Linn made of the Atlantic. The figure of 53 comes from his own hand in a family Bible, recorded by Thomas Hunter Molton in 1922. (link) --Dystopos 14:29, 21 July 2014 (PDT)
    • See Moyne-1977 for a cautionary footnote: "The story of Charles Linn's life in some of the American sources has been so romanticized that it is very difficult to separate facts from fiction. Moreover, in his own accounts Linn recorded details which are contradictory." Moyne also concludes that Linn was never a captain before buying the Kate Dale, which never completed a voyage under his command. --Dystopos (talk) 14:04, 29 June 2020 (PDT)

Kate Dale

  • Linn's craft has been described as a "sloop" (1 mast) or a "schooner" (2 masts), but seems in fact to have been a paddle-wheel steamboat, per Hall-2014. --Dystopos (talk) 16:02, 29 June 2020 (PDT)

Elyton Co.

  • Moyne relates that Linn was "one of the first stockholders in the Elyton Land Company," but curiously Henry Caldwell does not mention his name in his 1892 history of the company. --Dystopos (talk) 16:02, 29 June 2020 (PDT)