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    Autograph Unpublished Manuscript "The Voyage of the Trevessa's Boats" signed twice by the author "Owen Rutter", 17 pages, 8" x 12.75", unbound, March 12, 1938. It is the story of the survivors of the shipwreck of the S.S. Trevessa. On June 3, 1923, the Trevessa sank in the middle of the southern Indian Ocean, having left Fremantle, Australia for Britain and Europe. Two boats were launched leaving the crew of forty-four hoping for assistance. They eventually set a course for Rodriguez Island. One boat made it after twenty-six days. The other boat however experienced a tragic passage. Water ran short and despite repeated warnings, four Indian members of the crew drank seawater and died. The second engineer fell overboard during rough weather and another crewman died two hours before land was sighted. This boat missed Rodriguez Island and sighted Mauritius on 28 June. The survivors were so exhausted by this time they had to be carried ashore, and the chief cook died soon after arrival. An interesting tale!

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