Narrative of a Voyage to Senegal in 1816

Published: 1816
Language: English
Wordcount: 78,329 / 227 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.5
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 503
Added to site: 2004.07.01
mnybks.net#: 8380
Genres: Travel, History
Buy new from: Amazon or Barnes & Noble
Find it used: eBay or AbeBooks
Get as AudioBook: Audible or AudioBooks.com
Advertisement

No person can read this Interesting Narrative without being deeply affected by the perils and misfortunes to which the small remnant of persons, who were saved from this deplorable Shipwreck, were exposed. Of one hundred and fifty persons embarked upon the raft, and left to their fate, only fifteen remained alive thirteen days afterwards.

Show Excerpt

2

A Naturalist................................................ 1

An officer of the marine.................................... 1

Twenty workmen.............................................. 20

Three Women................................................. 3

Total 365

This expedition consisted therefore of 365 persons, of whom about 240 were embarked on board the Medusa frigate.


NARRATIVE, &c. &c.

On the 17th of June, 1816, at seven in the morning, the expedition for Senegal sailed from the roads of the Island of Aix, under the command of Captain Chaumareys; the vessels composing it were the _Medusa_[1] frigate of 44 guns, Captain Chaumareys; the _Echo_[2] corvette, Captain Cornet de Venancourt; the flute La Loire, commanded by Lieutenant Giquel Destouches; and the _Argus_[3] brig, commanded by Lieutenant Parnajon. The wind was northerly, blowin

Cover image for

Download


show mobile phone QR code

Donate a small amount via Paypal below or read about some other ways that you can support ManyBooks.