Shipwrecked at the End of the World
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 568
- Jul 17, 2020 7:00 am
- 52:58 mins
When Two Ships Found Themselves Marooned on the Same Island Geust: Joan Druett; author of "Island of the Lost: An Extraordinary Story of Survival at the Edge of the World" 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. Resurrected Perfume Guest: Isabelle Ramsay-Brackstone, perfumer at the Lili Bermuda Perfumery A perfumer in Bermuda recreates a scent from Victorian England, thanks to an antique bottle discovered in a shipwreck.