Blood on the Ocean: The Forgotten True Story of the Veronica Mutiny

9781906823610: Blood on the Ocean: The Forgotten True Story of the Veronica Mutiny

In October 1902, the British bark Veronica set sail from Ship Island, Biloxi, Mississippi, on what proved to be her last voyage. Carrying a cargo of pitch pine and a crew of twelve men, the ship never reached her intended destination, Montevideo. Tensions among the mixed crew and officers on board quickly built up, culminating in mutiny and disaster in the mid Atlantic. Until now, the motive behind the mutiny has remained elusive, adding to many other question marks concerning the whole affair. Blood on the Ocean is the first full-length book dealing with this strange and unsolved maritime mystery. The author has conducted extensive research to uncover and analyze previously unknown documents, creating a plausible scenario as to what actually happened on board the ill-fated ship. It is an exciting story, bringing back to life the last days of the big sailing ships and the struggle to survive for those who sailed them.

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