The Flying Dutchman

THE FLYING DUTCHMAN
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The story of The Flying Dutchman.

The Flying Dutchman is one of the most famous ghost ships even though much of the story is legend some of the legend are actual facts. The Flying Dutchman set sail from Amsterdam in 1860 sailing for Batavia, which was a port in Dutch East India with Captain Hendrick Vanderdecken at the helm.

As the legend goes, the ship came upon a very severe storm just as it was going around the Cape of Good Hope. His crew believed it was a warning from God to head back, but Vanerdecken did not heed to the warnings, he believed he and his ship could weather the storm.

The storm was just too intense and it floundered, all aboard the ship were lost. It is believed that as a punishment the Captain and his crew must work this area around the Cape of Good Hope throughout eternity.

Throughout history, many people have claimed to see the Flying Dutchman. The very first recording was in 1835 by a British ship captain and crew. When the ship was first seen, it came so close the crew was afraid of colliding with this phantom ship along with the scary storm that came with it, but as it came closer, it disappeared.

In 1881, the Flying Dutchman was once again seen, this time by two crewmen of the H.M.S. Bacchante. The day after the appearance of the phantom ship one of the crewmen that set eyes upon her feel to his death from the rigging.

In March of 1939, many sunbathers lounging around on the beach on the coast of South Africa also saw the mysterious ship. Each one gave a very detailed description of what they had seen. The description was of a 17th century merchantman ship.

The last reported sighting of the Flying Dutchman was in 1942, when four people witnessed the Flying Dutchman sail into Table Bay and then vanish.


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