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Captain Blighs Second Chance: An Eyewitness Account of His Return to the South Seas Roy Schreiber

Captain Blighs Second Chance: An Eyewitness Account of His Return to the South Seas

Roy Schreiber

Published March 1st 2007
ISBN : 9781861762801
Hardcover
184 pages
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Shortly after the Bounty mutiny, William Bligh was commissioned to lead another voyage on the Providence in 1791-- a journey that culminated in the successful transport of breadfruit and botanical specimens from the West Indies. But just weeksMoreShortly after the Bounty mutiny, William Bligh was commissioned to lead another voyage on the Providence in 1791-- a journey that culminated in the successful transport of breadfruit and botanical specimens from the West Indies. But just weeks after the Providence left port, Bligh succumbed to illness and took to bed--often near death--for most of the trip.Captain Blighs Second Chance is the fascinating memoir of Lieutenant George Tobin, who accompanied Bligh on the Providence voyage and documented his illnesses and the effects on the crew. Tobins account reveals that the voyage of Providence is more than the turning point in Blighs career- it is the key to understanding his whole life and character.