• Biography & True Stories
      March 2016

      Marooned

      The true story of Cornishman Robert Jeffery

      by James Derriman

      In 1807 a British naval captain, Warwick Lake, marooned an 18-year-old member of his crew from Polperro, Cornwall, on the tiny uninhabited island of Sombrero in the West Indies. The seaman, Robert Jeffery, escaped to the USA but when the news reached E

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