FEATURED PHOTO: A tragic story

Telling the story of the tragic loss of one of two men killed at Boiling Lake in December 1901. The other victim was an 18 year-old tour guide from Laudat, Edward “Wylie” Jean Jules; Roseau Public Cemetery. Photo by Arlington James.

 

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3 Comments

  1. strange
    December 6, 2018

    For some reason, I think it was the other way around. I would sooner believe that it was the guide who died trying to save the Englishman. You mean to tell me that a likely ‘ Kawat’ who very likely knew his way around that area in the dark would need an Englishman from England to save him. That story I am sure was told to make the English look good and promote an attitude of superiority.

    Where is the guide’s grave by the way.

    • Arl James
      January 1, 2019

      When I first read that inscription back in 2004 I became a bit furious. But after research that fateful incident at the National Archives I got the full story. But I still have a few questions. I invite you to check at the Archives for a document BOILING LAKE FATALITIES which was compiled from newspaper accounts. The guide who he tried to save BY SENDING THE SECOND TO GET HELP also died. Long story.

  2. interesting
    December 6, 2018

    wow never heard of that story, would love to read more about it.

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