Tuesday, August 15, 2006

 

Saved by the Bladder

"A woman of the name of Maclane, residing at Gosport, accustomed to supply the crew of Queen Charlotte with slops went out in a wherry to Spithead, when a sudden squall coming on, the boat sank; the watermen were drowned, but the life of the woman was providentially saved, by being buoyed up with a quantity of bladders, which had been secreted round her for the purpose of smuggling liquor into the ship, until she was picked up by the boat of a transport lying near."


Hampshire Chronicle of March 25th 1799

Source: www.burtonbradstock.org.uk
www.stories-of-ged.co.uk

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