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Wreck of the Medusa: Mutiny, Murder, and Survival on the High Seas

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In 1816, a fleet of ships left France to accept the British hand-over of the port of Saint-Louis in Senegal. Among them was the frigate Medusa. A month after it set sail, she shank miles off of Africa’s west coast, leaving the passengers to flee on lifeboats and a raft cobbled together from parts of the sinking ship. After a failed attempt by those in the lifeboats to tow the raft, it—and the more than 150 people aboard—were abandoned. This is the horrific tale, filled with suicide, murder, and cannibalism, of those left behind.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781122430968
Subtitle:
Mutiny, Murder, and Survival on the High Seas
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Author:
McKee, Alexander
Author:
Alexander McKee
Subject:
Modern - 19th Century
Subject:
Senegal
Subject:
Shipwrecks
Subject:
Maritime History
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - Shipwrecks
Subject:
Meduse (Ship)
Subject:
Shipwrecks -- Senegal.
Subject:
Nautical-Nautical Lore
Subject:
World History-1650 to Present
Subject:
Nautical-Shipwrecks
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20070801
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
304

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