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

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

Alexander McKee


In 1816, a fleet of ships left France to just accept the British hand-over of the port of Saint-Louis in Senegal. between them was once the frigate Medusa. A month after it set sail, she shank miles off of Africa's west coast, leaving the passengers to escape on lifeboats and a raft cobbled jointly from elements of the sinking send. After a failed try out by way of these within the lifeboats to tow the raft, it—and the greater than a hundred and fifty humans aboard—were deserted. this is often the awful story, packed with suicide, homicide, and cannibalism, of these left at the back of.

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