When Two Ships Found Themselves Marooned on the Same Island
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 789 , Segment 2
Episode: Survival at Sea
- Dec 16, 2020 8:00 pm
- 16:05 mins
The Auckland Islands just south of New Zealand were treacherous for sailors in the late 19th century. With unforgiving terrain and subantarctic winds, shipwrecks were common. So when two ships crashed on the same island, just four months apart, both crews had to scramble for survival. Why did one group fare well, while the other descended into mutiny? Author and maritime historian Joan Druett tells the story. Geust: Joan Druett; author of "Island of the Lost: An Extraordinary Story of Survival at the Edge of the World"