Boon Island: including contemporary accounts of the wreck of by Kenneth Lewis Roberts, Jack Bales, Richard Hyde Warner

By Kenneth Lewis Roberts, Jack Bales, Richard Hyde Warner

The whole textual content of Roberts' final old novel, awarded for the 1st time with contemporary--and conflicting--accounts of the shipwreck on which the radical used to be established.

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Map Collection: King's Maritime II. 1, 35. ''The Present State of the Maritime Power of Russia" (accompanying maps: Ladoga Sea, Retusari [Cronstadt], St. Petersburg), British Library. 22. Deane to Tilson, 5 July 1725, PRO SP 91 / 9 / 398. In August he wrote of "implacable enemies who seek my ruin" and of his fear that he "would be rendered odious to that government whose cause [he] served" (Deane to Tilson, 24 August 1725, PRO SP 84 / 574). 23. Fritz, English Ministers, pp. 13234, and J. F. Chance, The Alliance of Hanover (London: J.

Petersburg to reconstruct the career of Captain John Deane, a British officer who served in the Russian fleet in the era of Peter the Great. Though I had found Deane's service records and materials about his later activities, I was perplexed about his early life until I discovered the Captain's account of his shipwreck at Boon Island, Maine, in 1710. I had read Roberts's novel and knew Bales's work. In the fall I brought up the intersection of our research. We immediately realized the value of a collaboration and embarked upon the project that has resulted in the production of this unique collection of the original narratives, scholarly essays, and historical fiction.

However, we upon deck cut the Weather-most shrouds, and the Ship heeling towards the Rock, the force of the Sea soon broke the Masts, so that they fell right towards the Shore. One of the men went out on the Boltspright, and returning, told me he saw something black ahead, and wou'd adventure to get on shore, accompanied with any other Person; upon which I desir'd some of the best swimmers (my Mate and one more) to go with him, and if they recover'd the Rock, to give notice by their Calls, and direct us to the most secure Place; and remembring some money and papers that might be of use, also Ammunition, Brandy, &c.

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