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Share Shares 1K For years books, movies and television shows have entertained us with interesting fictional accounts of castaways and deserted islands. This is a collection of real life stories sometimes stranger and more fascinating than any imaginary tale.
In keeping this to a list format, it is obvious that a couple of paragraphs hardly does these survival stories justice, however, you can find some great books detailing most of these accounts. Kennedy and Crew — Survived: Kennedy was the year old skipper of PT Two of his 12 member crew were killed instantly and two others badly injured.
The survivors clung to the drifting bow for hours. At daybreak, they embarked on a 3. They placed their lantern, and non-swimmers on one of the timbers used as a gun mount and began kicking together to propel it.
Braving the danger of sharks and crocodiles they reached their destination in five hours. After two days on the small island without food and water, Kennedy realized they needed to swim to a larger island, Olasana, if they were to survive. Kennedy and his men were found and rescued by scouts after surviving six days on coconuts.
After the ship made a stop at Cape Town in he was sentenced for sodomy and set ashore on Ascension Island. He was given a tent and the amount of water for about a month, some seeds, a bible, clothing and writing materials.
Hasenbosch survived by eating sea turtles and seabirds as well as drinking his own urine. It is believed he probably died in a terrible condition after about six months.
Leendert Hasenbosch wrote a diary that was found by British mariners in who brought the diary back to Britain. The diary was rewritten and published a number of times. One of the sad entries is pictured above. Translated from Dutch to English 8 Circa —?
During the journey, Marguerite became the lover of a young man. Marguerite gave birth to a child while on the island but the baby died, probably due to insufficient milkas did the young man and the maid servant. Marguerite survived by hunting wild animals and lived in a cave for two years until she was rescued by Basque fishermen.
Returning to France after her rescue, Marguerite achieved some celebrity when her story was recorded by the Queen of Navarre in Inthe British ship Isabella, was shipwrecked off Eagle Island.
However, realizing that they would require more provisions for the extra passengers, Barnard and four others went out to retrieve more food. During their absence the Nanina was taken over by the British crew.
Barnard and his men were left on Eagle Island by the very men they had saved. Barnard and his party were finally rescued in November The photo pictured above is a stone shelter built by Captain Barnard as a lookout for passing ships.
The evening of the rescue Barnard dined with the Isabella survivors and finding that the British party was unaware of the War of informed the survivors that technically they were at war with each other.
Arctic explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson planned the expedition with the intention of claiming the island for Canada or Britain. A 23 year old Eskimo woman Ada Blackjack was hired as a cook and seamstress and was paid 50 dollars a month. Ada needed the money for her son who was suffering with tuberculosis.An exploration of human survival and the ability of fate to alter even the tidiest of lives with one major event, Cast Away tells the story of Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks), a Federal Express engineer.
Gilligan’s Island was an extremely popular American sitcom that aired on CBS for a total of three seasons, between and , with three television movies to boot.
Just got done watching the version, which is competent enough, but not much more. Positives: The setting switch from a deserted island to a remote desert palace is a bit off-putting at first, but it works.
Oct 14, · North Brother Island is a acre island located in the East River off the Bronx. In , the city purchased the island to build the Riverside Hospital, which was used to treat people suffering from contagious diseases such as typhus, smallpox, tuberculosis, and yellow fever.
Oct 06, · For years books, movies and television shows have entertained us with interesting fictional accounts of castaways and deserted islands. This is a collection of real life stories sometimes stranger and more fascinating than any imaginary tale.
In keeping this to a . Three (known as Survival Island in the good ol' U.S. of A., which is a horrible title), is best known as that movie where Kelly Brook gets her knockers out.