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The Adventures Of A Haunted Whaling Man
August 1977 | Volume 28, Issue 5
Did Weir’s father forgive him? We can only guess, because Weir’s journal ends without telling us. However, it appears likely that all turned out well. He returned to the sea during the Civil War, serving under Farragut at the battle of Mobile Bay. He also was a war correspondent and illustrator for Harper’s . A construction engineer by profession, he worked at one time for the Croton Water Works in New York and later as a consultant to the Union Subway Construction Company, dying finally in Montclair, New Jersey, shortly after his sixty-ninth birthday, in 1905.