Wreck of the ten sails provides backdrop for novel

| 22/01/2014

(CNS): The National Museum is welcoming maritime historian and author William H. White as its next Speaker Series guest. White’s most recent work of historical fiction, Gun Bay, which hit the bookshelves last summer, is based on the ‘Wreck of the Ten Sail’, an historical event well known in Caymanian tradition. In Gun Bay, White’s fictitious narrator Edward Ballantyne tells the story of the disastrous event in February 1794, when ten ships – nine merchants, and a Royal Navy frigate – wrecked on the reef at the east end of Grand Cayman. The ships were part of a convoy of fifty eight vessels bound for North America and Europe from Jamaica 

After a brief presentation on the historical wreck led by Museum Director and Underwater Archaeologist Dr. Peggy Leshikar-Denton, White will discuss how he transformed history into a fictional adventure, and sign copies of his book.

For more details see flyer posted below.

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