Distressing Shipwrecks - Property Saved p.27

Continued on this page is a letter that first appeared in the Brighton Herald, written by a man who lost property when the Unice was destroyed. The letter points out the brave actions of one of the sailors who 'not only preserved the lives, and nearly as much property from the wreck of a vessel...as amounted to the value of the whole of the cargoes...but was a principal instrument in detecting, and in a great measure preventing that system of plunder, which I lament to say, was adopted in defiance of all laws, both human and divine.'

About A Correct Narrative

This booklet is an eye-witness account of a shipwreck that occurred in Seaford in 1809. A number of ships were destroyed during a terrible storm, and the author describes the events in detail, illustrating weather conditions, the reactions of those on board, the number of people who perished, and the property that was lost. The book was published in 1810.

Taken from: A Correct Narrative of the Distressing Shipwrecks
Publisher: J. Baxter
Date: 1810
Copyright: By permission of the British Library
Shelfmark: 1508/210