Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The phantom island of Buss

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted

1578 Sir Martin Frobisher’s men, including Thomas Wiars who wrote an account, discovered the mysterious 'Publish Postphantom island', Buss Island, in the North Atlantic at 57.5 degrees latitude.

The discovery of this island was published in a compilation by Richard Hakluyt about Frobisher’s third voyage. Frobisher had been attempting to find the 'Northwest Passage', the legendary shortcut to Kathay (Cathay, or China), with a fleet of 15 vessels. His main purpose was to find gold and other minerals, and ended up mining fools' gold at Frobisher Bay, the ore of which was used to pave streets in London ...

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