For the first time, celebrated author Gary Collins brings to
life the tale of the brigantine Queen of Swansea. Bound for Newfoundland in
December 1867, the vessel made her first port of call in St. John’s, only to
meet her doom on the rocks of Gull Island, Cape John.
The following spring, Captain Mark Rowsell of Leading
Tickles chanced upon the fallen ship’s crew on his return voyage from the seal
hunt. His discovery of the wreckage, and the fate of the men and woman on
board, marks a chilling and unforgettable event that has echoed worldwide in
the history of seagoing vessels. Here, Gary Collins recreates the final voyage
of the Queen of Swansea in a story with a gruesome turn of events that makes it
unique in the annals of Atlantic shipwrecks.