William Palmer

Coastal Calamity

The Caliban Shore: The Fate of the Grosvenor Castaways

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ON 4 AUGUST 1782 the East Indiaman the Grosvenor, bound from India to England, struck rocks off the southeast coast of Mica. The ship rapidly broke up and sank, and 125 survivors found themselves cast ashore on an uncharted, unknown land.

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