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Robert Waterman

Born: Mar 4, 1808

Death: Aug 8, 1884

Birthplace: Hudson

Nationality: United States

Robert Waterman

Date of Birth : Mar 4, 1808
Date of Death : Aug 8, 1884
Birth Place : Hudson

Robert H. Waterman, known as 'Bully Waterman' or 'Bully Bob Waterman', was an American merchant sea captain. He set three sailing speed records; his time of 74 days from Hong Kong to New York City has never been bettered in a sail-powered vessel. He was reputed as a martinet, and was once convicted of assault against a crewman in a controversial California criminal case.

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