The Loss of the Lapwing Post Office Packet

By H. H. Brindley, published February 1930


The article describes relates the story of the packet Lapwig and the ordeal of its crew. It starts off with a short introduction by the author and is later followed by the account as recorded by Colonel Henry Senior in a lengthy letter to a Nassau. Senior’s description of events starts off with the sailing of the ship followed by the attack of a schooner, the capture of the vessel, and their perilous journey to freedom. The letter also contains specific information about superstitions on board regarding the recovery of dead bodies and other details of life at sea in the early 19th century.

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Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Caribbean
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea | Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers

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