Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Raft of Medusa

The Raft of Medusa

First published in The Guardian, 14 May, 2014.   147 people climbed onto a raft to escape The Medusa, a French frigate which had run aground on a reef off Senegal in 1816. Thirteen days later the survivors were picked up by another ship which had stumbled across them. There were just 15 left. In […]