Reflections by award-winning maritime historian Joan Druett, author of many books about the sea
All shipwrecks are tragic, but the contrasts between the GRAFTON and the INVERCAULD experiences, at the same time and on the same island, are aweful to read about.
Thank you for your comment, Martin. I certainly agree that it is an amazing story. When I read "In the Wake of the Invercauld" I expected yet another shipwreck-on-Auckland-Island story. Then I realised that both sets of castaways were on the same island at the same time, with very different outcomes to their stories ....
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