But more danger was on the horizon. A formidable Spanish ship bore down on the damaged Lady Washington and demanded to know her business in Spanish waters. Captain Robert Gray denied any knowledge of sea otter pelts, despite the supply hidden below decks - a cargo hard bought with the lives of the men who had perished in "Murderer's Harbour" several months before.
While the voyages of Lady Washington could be deemed suspenseful, her crew also faced international politics, protocol and paperwork. The result of nearly ten years of research, this book is the first attempt to chronologically document the Lady's history. Enter the world of early America, Japan, China and the danger fraught Northwest Coast.