"Historian Ken Schaaf has mined the rich holdings of the Library of Congress, the National Archives, and research facilities on both sides of the Atlantic to uncover the amazing story of the eighty-six Frisians who boarded the William & Mary en route to America. After weeks of sailing, they found themselves abandoned at sea by captain and crew aboard their sinking vessel. Readers interested in transatlantic passages under sail will not be able to put this book down. The story grabs the emotions and will not let go."
—Robert P. Swierenga, Senior Research Fellow, Van Raalte Institute