The Island That Disappeared (Hardcover)

The Lost History of the Mayflower's Sister Ship and Its Rival Puritan Colony

By Tom Feiling

Melville House Publishing, 9781612197081, 416pp.

Publication Date: March 20, 2018



The lost history of the Mayflower's sister ship and the doomed rival Puritan Colony it hoped to establish in the Caribbean.

The Island that Disappeared tells, for the first time, the story of the passengers aboard the Mayflower's sister ship (the Seaflower) who in 1630 founded a rival puritan colony on an isolated Caribbean island called Providence--so small it doesn't appear on most maps. Chaos ensued, and the great experiment failed. One-hundred years later the disaster repeated itself.

Travelling to the island today, Tom Feiling finds a new mix of puritans and pirates that make Providence a symbol of how the Western world took shape.

About the Author

Tom Feiling is a writer, journalist and award-winning documentary filmmaker and the author of two highly accliaimed books Cocaine Nation How the White Trade Took Over The World (Pegasus 2010) which was based on over 60 interviews with those involved in all aspects of the cocaine business and Short Walks from Bogota: Journeys in the New Columbia (Penguin, 2013), a travelogue exploring that country's culture, history and politics.