Ahoy matey! Have ye ever been ditched by your friends because for whatever reason they did not like you? Perhaps they felt ye was hoggin' all the rum! What if they left you stranded in the middle of the ocean on a desert island, or worse, sitting atop a bobbing maritime buoy? How long do you think you could survive? The famous pirate Edward Englund, after being marooned along with a few of his companions managed to survive 4 months before constructing a small boat and sailing 932 miles across the Indian ocean to St. Augstines Bay in Madagascar. Marooning was a popular method of punishment amongst pirates and mutineers in the buccaneering days of tall ships, treasure maps and giant casks of ale. In so many words getting marooned generally meant you were the least popular amongst your crew of surly swashbucklers who felt it was in their best interest to discard you from their marauding vessel onto a small island or a sandbar at low tide. With a sarcastic farewell they would cast off and leave you confounded with nothing but inadequate provisions and your own thoughts to keep you company while you pass the time basking alone amidst the vast unbroken blue.
If you were left on a desert island what is one thing you would take to ensure your survival and sanity? Which issue of HAZMAT would you take with you?
HEre are some images of people who have been marroned