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 Beware the Rochfort Pilot 
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THE TIMES November 11, 1788


" ...... Paris, Oct.

A courier extraordinary has arrived at Versailles from Rochfort, with news that the frigate, which was conducting the Marquis du Chilleau to St. Domingo, has been lost going out of port, owing to the fault of the Coast Pilot. All the crew are saved, but the ship and cargo entirely lost. .... "

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.... more about the same incident from The Times November 24, 1788:

"..... they write from Rochefort, that the frigate destined to convey the Marquis du Chilleau to St. Domingo, of which island he has been appointed Governor, struck against the point of a rock in getting out the harbour, burst open and sunk. None of the baggage could be saved, but the passengers and all the crew were, by the quick assistance easily obtained from shore. The Captain, a young man of merit, is very much to be pitied for having trusted too blindly to his coasting pilot. In cases of this nature, it is usual for his Majesty to indemnify the sufferers for their losses, but in the present derangement of affairs there are but little hopes of any recovery. The Governor's equipage was very considerable ...."



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