When within sight of the distant shore, a pilot boat came along and offered to take anyone ashore in six hours.
A small boat was then seen coming from the pilot boat toward the ship.
The vessel put to sea, and I had enough to do to secure my retreat in the pilot boat.
Passing a pilot boat, the captain shouted, "What's the news?"
It was like a pilot boat going out to see that he got in safely.
People on pilot boat Calvert thought we were all hands drowned.
He cast his eyes quickly aloft, and then he looked at the pilot boat, which was now close under the lee quarter.
Ten minutes later, five points on the port bow, a pilot boat was sighted.
The old man urged his request at every opportunity, and said, at last, 'I give you tousand dollars to put me aboard a pilot boat.'
When we reached Japan, he couldn't wait for the steamer to dock but went ashore in the pilot boat, and made a bee line for Cook's.