Down to Sally's Cove: Newfoundland Stories by Ella Manuel

Episode 35 - SHIPWRECKED OFF GREEN GARDENS

October 27, 2020 Antony Berger Season 5 Episode 35
Down to Sally's Cove: Newfoundland Stories by Ella Manuel
Episode 35 - SHIPWRECKED OFF GREEN GARDENS
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Down to Sally's Cove: Newfoundland Stories by Ella Manuel
Episode 35 - SHIPWRECKED OFF GREEN GARDENS
Oct 27, 2020 Season 5 Episode 35
Antony Berger

Among the early 19th century seamen who wrote of their voyages to Newfoundland and Labrador was British Lieutenant Edward Chappell. In 1818 he published an account of the cruise five years earlier of H.M.S. Rosamond to Newfoundland and Labrador “of which countries no account has been published by any British traveller since the reign of Queen Elizabeth.”  While visiting southern Labrador, he wrote that “We were much surprised, on visiting our good friend Mr. Pinson, to find a handsome female seated at the head of his table. The sight of a white woman was now a real gratification to us all; and our officers were anxiously desirous to discover by what means she had been thrown upon the savage territory of Labrador.” Chappell recorded the strange tale told by “Mrs. E” as he called her.  In the following, Ella Manuel, in the voice of the young woman herself, re-tells with some artistic license, the story of Mrs. E. 

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Among the early 19th century seamen who wrote of their voyages to Newfoundland and Labrador was British Lieutenant Edward Chappell. In 1818 he published an account of the cruise five years earlier of H.M.S. Rosamond to Newfoundland and Labrador “of which countries no account has been published by any British traveller since the reign of Queen Elizabeth.”  While visiting southern Labrador, he wrote that “We were much surprised, on visiting our good friend Mr. Pinson, to find a handsome female seated at the head of his table. The sight of a white woman was now a real gratification to us all; and our officers were anxiously desirous to discover by what means she had been thrown upon the savage territory of Labrador.” Chappell recorded the strange tale told by “Mrs. E” as he called her.  In the following, Ella Manuel, in the voice of the young woman herself, re-tells with some artistic license, the story of Mrs. E.