This was a terrible mistake because they were to be well unprepared for the long sea journey ahead of them in the unknown waters. To prevent mutiny, Columbus had two journals. One with a fake distance, and one with a real distance to keep the crew
The 9 barrels that were found empty, could have leaked. Those 9 were more flammable than the rest of the barrel. When they found out that those barrels were leaking, Briggs thought it was too dangerous to stay on board, so he ordered the crew to go into the lifeboats. The plan was to wait behind the Mary Celeste, the boat connected to the Mary Celeste with ropes, but the ropes snapped and the crew went into the open sea. Eventually, the cargo of the ship didn’t explode and the Mary Celeste remained intact.
Frank Morris and the Anglin brothers didn’t escape Alcatraz because of the San Francisco Bay which was a very dangerous. In the article Escape from Alcatraz it states “Hypothermia would have set in right away, and the powerful current would have easily dragged them to their deaths. This shows that they would have an easy chance of dying because of the strong currents and their boat was only made out of raincoats. They could
He made discoveries in many different fields of science from ocean currents to Meteorology, Franklin always had his feet dipped in science. A question that popped into his mind one day was why the voyage from America to England was so much shorter than the voyage from England to America. “Franklin learned about the Gulf Stream from a Nantucket Captain long engaged in the whaling business.” according to the author of Benjamin Franklin, Edwin Gaustad. English Sea Captains would sail in the current and lose as much as one hundred miles a day. As the postmaster general, Franklin would outline on maps where the current was so that seamen would stop sailing in the current.
It explains that all life or death situations are not always caused by a human 's mistake. It can be from an unexpected natural problem. In the story, “The Seventh Man”, a wave came up and swallowed his friend K. In the story, it states, “He tried to run, but now there was no time to run. In the next instant, the wave had swallowed him,”(Murakami). It displays that the Seventh Man could not help his friend due to a storm.
Alabama Trip My mom and and dad told me in December that we were going to Gulf Shores, Alabama to visit my grandparents.Gulf Shores is the southernmost town in Alabama, located on the north coast of the Gulf of Mexico. I have been there twice when I was little. I remember that I collected seashells and went swimming with Boppa in the pool. I felt happy that I was going to Alabama again. I like seeing my grandparents and I like that they are still there.
On Tuesday, Hurricane Matthew hit the southwestern coast of Haiti. The hurricane brought lots of damage and no one on the island is sure if it is over yet. The hurricane is very dangerous and people are trying to keep safe. Haitian authorities are trying to remove people from the dangerous areas but many do not want to leave their homes and all of their belongings because they are not sure if they will get them back. Even if the people of Haiti wanted to leave, it is too late because there is no way to evacuate them.
We stay ready and vigilant, trying to stay stationary throughout the race. This year the weather and sea state was good, allowing more swimmers to make it to the finish line at Hemingway’s Restaurant on the eastern shore. We were needed by two swimmers this year. They all seem to come aboard with disappointment and resignation and we bring water and a towel and whatever else we have to offer them. Finding a place to sit, they settle in to wait for the end of the race, when our boat won’t be needed on the water anymore and we can take them to the marina where their supporters wait to console and offer solace to them.
When the Joad’s reach the Colorado river it’s as if they’ve reached paradise, and it may as well be considering the drought like conditions they’ve had to endure in the Dust Bowl. Their oldest son, Noah, is particularly taken by the cool, clear water and decides to permanently settle down there saying, “I was in that there water. An’ I ain’t a-gonna leave her. I’m a-gonna go now, Tom-down the river. I’ll catch fish an’ stuff, but I can’t leave her.
In the first sentence of “The Open Boat,” it takes the reader off guard. “None of them knew the color of the sky.” That sentence draws the reader right into the story with questions. Everyone knows the color of the sky, what can be going on and who are these people that they are unsure of the color of the sky. Along with drawing the reader in to find out more, the first sentence braces the reader for uncertainty. The uncertainty of what is going to happen to the people on the ship, and with the sea as nature is so unpredictable.
The state was discovered when a group of grad students stumbled across it during a routine research trip, and decided to begin new lives to avoid writing papers about their findings. Every year the state celebrates the founding Caffinia by floating biodegradable lanterns down the river that runs through the state’s capital. Caffinia’s natural resources include a thriving fishing industry and a naturally occurring black and silver flecked granite quarry which is one of their main exports. They are also famous for their high recycling rates and sustainable neighborhoods which are throughout the state due to the many eco friendly laws that have been passed. The states scientists focus heavily on solar and water power usage.
One of the last, and most prominent, reasons as to why these men died in the sea was the fact that investigation did not occur earlier. These men were unsure if their SOS had gotten through but they were sure that someone would notice the lack of the USS Indianapolis in port. The men knew that at least someone would get suspicious of the large ships tardiness, but there was a lack of urgency and investigation early enough to save more than 317 people. The late action and lack of urgency to find these men after they did not show to port is what caused to many to die such awful deaths as shark attacks, dehydration, blood poisoning, and even murder. The inaction and sloppiness of the US government and its military at the time is what caused the USS Indianapolis to fail and for the nearly 900 men to die at sea.