When Jack Renton was ‘rescued’ by the Royal Naval schooner ‘Bobtail Nag’ in 1875 a survival tale unfolded which to this day amazes those who hear of it. This is his story.
His Death Marks The Genocide Of His People
Described as ‘the loneliest man in the world’, he lived entirely alone for 26 years, deep in the Brazilian Amazon, and had resisted every attempt by government teams to make contact with him.
On 24th of April 1916, Ernest Shackleton and 5 men of his expedition started out in a lifeboat from Elephant Island.
Alexander Selkirk: #OnThisDay
On 2nd of February 1709 Alexander Selkirk was rescued from an uninhabited island where he had been stranded by the Captain of the ship he was serving on.