Marked for Misfortune: An Epic Tale of Shipwreck, Human Endeavour and Survival in the Age of Sail

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In the August of 1792 the East Indiaman Winterton, with her precious cargo of 300,000 silver dollars, was wrecked on a reef off Madagascar. As the ship broke up, the 300 crew and passengers clung to pieces of wreckage, eventually to be washed up, exhausted, on the beach. More than 40 of them perished in the surf. John Dale, the second senior surviving officer, rigged up the ship's yawl and set off with six officers to fetch help. But his efforts were marred by tragedy and misfortune. By the time he returned, alone, seven ...

Marked for Misfortune: An Epic Tale of Shipwreck, Human Endeavour and Survival in the Age of Sail 2004, Conway Maritime Press, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780851779416

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