This week sees the unhappy passengers and crew of the Cygnet still anchored in Rio Harbour. While Boyle Travers Finniss chafes under continuing delays, the crew mutinies, refusing all work. Brazilian soldiers come to arrest four of the ringleaders, but the defiant crew insists on a mass arrest. The captain seeks solace in drink. We finally [...]
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As one of the key provisions needed to sustain life at sea, water had to be potable (drinkable) and portable (easy to store). Large casks or ‘butts’ of fresh water were brought on board as part of the initial provisions and stored in the hold. These water rations would have quickly turned stale. Once stale, sugar, [...]Read more about the Water provisions
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