Unknown Shore: The Lost History of England's Arctic Colony

by Robert Ruby | Nonfiction |
ISBN: 0805052151 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingNancyNovawing of Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on 5/17/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by wingNancyNovawing from Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, May 17, 2011
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Journal Entry 2 by wingNancyNovawing at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, January 19, 2017
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I am choosing this one from the ABC bookring -- "U" books, organized by Iwillrejoice.


Journal Entry 5 by tabby-cat-owner at Bellingham, Washington USA on Thursday, November 2, 2023
I made a good faith effort to read this book. It is obvious that an arctic colony is not going to be a success. Neither will the effort to find a passage to "Cathay" or China though northern Canada be a success. Reading this book hundreds of years later, it is difficult to read about how the English financial backers of the second voyage believed that a passage to China could be found through Canada or that gold could be found in the rocks taken off Canada's frozen northern islands. This greedy belief was due to an untrustworthy alchemist who claimed that the rocks brought back from the first voyage to Canada contained a small amount of gold. The alchemist was a liar. Interestingly enough, the captain of the ship and others focused on this one man who claimed that he found gold in the rocks, instead of several others who claimed that the rocks contained no gold. This resulted in many powerful people financing a journey that is obviously going to be a disaster. I decided that I didn't want to read what happens when the luckless captain brings back a ship filled with worthless rock, and no passage to China is found. Furthermore, what will happen to the poor luckless sailors that are left back in frozen Canada to start a colony?

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