Cape Cod's Oldest Shipwreck

The Desperate Crossing of the Sparrow-Hawk
Product Number: EB00752756
Released: Jan 31, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781614238447
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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"Wilkins' flowing text carries readers along on a marvelous journey, offering greater insight . . . into the challenges of 17th century travel" (The Barnstable Patriot). In 1626-27, the Sparrow-Hawk began her final journey across the brutal winter waves of the Atlantic Ocean, departing from the southern coast of England with America as her goal. As cases of scurvy and whispers of mutiny rose, the hopes of those aboard the small vessel began to fade. The ever-changing coastline of Cape Cod caused the Sparrow-Hawk to run aground. Desperate to repair their ship and attain their goal of becoming wealthy Virginia tobacco planters, the passengers wrecked her again, forcing them to abandon their beloved ship and take up residence in Plymouth Colony. Revealed by the tides over two hundred years later, the wreckage was pillaged by local scavengers and put on display in Boston. Join Mark Wilkins as he delves into the secrets of the Sparrow-Hawk. Includes photos!

Author(s): Mark C. Wilkins
Original Publish Date: Jun 01, 2011

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