REV. GEORGE CHARLES SMITH (1782-1863) was born in London, England. In 1814 he established prayer meetings for seamen and is said to be a pioneer of missionary work to seamen. His nickname was “Boatswain Smith.” He was minister of the “London Mariner’s Church.” He wrote many short works and edited The Sailor’s Magazine.
Bob the Cabin Boy. (online in entirety)