Robinson - Alexander Selkirk (picture on he right column). On the corner of the main street they founded another monument:

Robinson - Alexander Selkirk (picture on he right column). On the corner of the main street they founded another monument:

It may have taken nearly 300 years but archaeologists have finally confirmed the campsite of castaway Alexander Selkirk, thought to be the inspiration for Robinson Crusoe.

Mystery of Alexander Selkirk, the real Robinson Crusoe, solved

A mariner born in Largo, Alexander Selkirk was marooned on San Fernandez Island and became the model for Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe.

Feb 1st - On this day 304 years ago (1709), Alexander Selkirk is rescued after spending four years marooned on an uninhabited desert island.  Selkirk’s story is widely viewed as the inspiration for the book Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.  http://billhaus.blogspot.com/2013/02/on-this-day-feb-1st-alexander-selkirk.html

February 1709 – Alexander Selkirk is rescued after being shipwrecked on a desert island, inspiring the book Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.

It may have taken nearly 300 years but archaeologists have finally confirmed the campsite of castaway Alexander Selkirk, thought to be the inspiration for Robinson Crusoe.

Mystery of Alexander Selkirk, the real Robinson Crusoe, solved

It may have taken nearly 300 years but archaeologists have finally confirmed the campsite of castaway Alexander Selkirk, thought to be the inspiration for Robinson Crusoe.

THE SOLITUDE OF ALEXANDER SELKIRK

Below the thirty-fourth degree south latitude, the island of Juan Fernandez casts a modest shadow in the vast eastern Pacific

The Children of the Week. Being the honest and only authentic account of certain stories, as related by the Red Indian to Alexander Selkirk, Jr. William Theodore Peters. Illustrated by DeWitt Clinton Peters. George Routledge and Sons, London, Glasgow, New York, 1889. “I’ll tell you a storyAbout Jack A Nory,And now my story’s begun.”

'The children of the week' by William Theodore Peters. London, Glasgow, New York, 1889

Alexander Selkirk - the Real Robinson Crusoe adventure story extreme

True story of survival and isolation. Inspiration for the novel by Daniel Defoe.

Von Kármán Vortices, Southern Pacific Ocean, 1999Swirling clouds line up in a formation known as a von Kármán street. They appear when wind-driven clouds encounter an obstacle, in this instance Alexander Selkirk Island in the southern Pacific Ocean.

Earth As Art: 'How Did Nature Do That?'

Von Kármán Vortices, Southern Pacific Ocean, 1999 Swirling clouds line up in a formation known as a von Kármán street. They appear when wind-driven clouds encounter an obstacle, in this instance Alexander Selkirk Island in the southern Pacific Ocean.

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