"An Account of EIGHT SHIP-WRECKED PEOPLE, lately taken off a bank of CORAL, where they had subsisted upwards of fifteen years"

Title

"An Account of EIGHT SHIP-WRECKED PEOPLE, lately taken off a bank of CORAL, where they had subsisted upwards of fifteen years"

Description

Shipwreck stories were a popular literary genre. This magazine article told the story of eight survivors of an "Asiatick ship" that wrecked near Sable Island, off the coast of Nova Scotia, in 1761. Other survivors died or left the island on rafts. A French vessel encountered the "seven black women, and a Negro child eight months old" who remained in 1776. It is not clear whether they allowed the castaways to retain their freedom or sold them into slavery.

Creator

Unknown

Source

Moral & Entertaining Magazine (London). vol. 1 (Sept. 1777): 364-365.

Date

September 1777

Contributor

Elwood C. White

Format

Periodical

Type

Text

Coverage

1700-1799

Files

Screenshot-2018-4-7 EBSCOhost American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection Series 1; Moral Entertai[...].png

Citation

Unknown, “"An Account of EIGHT SHIP-WRECKED PEOPLE, lately taken off a bank of CORAL, where they had subsisted upwards of fifteen years",” Disaster History Archive, accessed October 23, 2021, http://disasterhistoryarchive.cynthiakierner.org/items/show/52.

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