This story of adventure is of the last days of the cargo sailing schooners that carried freight to all ports of the world. Captain Fickett's son, Ron is swept overboard, to drift ashore on the desolate Outer Banks of North Carolina. The ship is wrecked, later several miles below Cape Hatteras (The Graveyard of the Atlantic). The captain is murdered as he tries to get ashore.Johnny Mapp, one of the many squatters, remnants of Sir Walter Raleigh's Lost Colony, sees the murder. He was worried of being implicated should an investigation begin. He uses the ship tool chest loot and his share of the lumber cargo to build a raft houseboat. He liked the simple way of life here on this barrier of ocean side sand with oak trees and myrtle bushes. Johnny, with his family leaves it all behind; they have adventure and learning to do as the raft moves south.The young daughter is kidnapped by hard case rum runners from Cuba; to sell to the White Slave Market.
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August 01, 2011
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