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The Wreck of the Serica


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In December 1867, Captain Thomas Cubbin, a master mariner from the Isle of Man, set out from Liverpool in the barque Serica, bound for Aden with a cargo of coal. With him on board were his wife Mary, their two sons, and a crew of fourteen men and boys.

In the Indian Ocean three months later the Serica encountered one of the most terrifying hurricanes ever recorded. What followed is a story of tragedy, adventure, and extraordinary courage...