Mysterious disappearances: the ship, the silver and the family jewels. Almost two hundred years later, only the family jewels have been recovered.
So what did happen to the Cumberland? Did her crew really die of thirst on the open ocean? Or were they spared this slow, agonising death as their ship was smashed against a reef in the storm?
And why did a man have to build his own prison, a building still standing over 170 years later?
Find out in this week’s episode of Demelza Carlton’s Cursed Coast:
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