To be shipwrecked on a remote and inhospitable coast of a far-away ocean
is bad enough.
To be abandoned on another remote and uninhabited
coast of a different ocean while returning to safety is doubly unfortunate.
Yet, that is just what happened to the author of this book.
he lived to tell the tale.
Thanks: Staff of the Library of Congress
Rare Books Reading Room (Washington DC), the Navy Historical Library
(Washington DC), and the McKeldin Library,
University of Maryland (College Park), for their
Source: Original book printed in London, c1750.
This electronic edition transcribed from microfiches of
Lost Cause Press, Louisville, Ky, filmed from an original copy.
Note: For the convenience of the reader, spelling has
been modernized. A few archaic words have been
replaced by their modern equivalents.