Saturday, October 4, 2008

Seeking anonymous poster on 1837 Gledstanes shipwreck

Raising Islands is looking for reader help here.

In our August 15 post on the discovery of the 1837 Gledstanes shipwreck at Kure Atoll, a reader wrote in anonymously about a personal connection to the ship—that he or she was descended from crew member Thomas King.

(Image: A diver measures a cannon from the Gledstanes shipwreck. NOAA photo)

The original post on the shipwreck discovery is at

Marine archaeologists would love to be able to make contact with the writer.

Researcher, Kelly Gleason, of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, wrote Raising Islands:

“I was wondering if there is any way that I might be able to find out and communicate with someone who wrote in to the blog about the Gledstanes discovery in the NWHI and said that he/she was descendant of Thomas King who signed on the ship. I'm dying to hear more...but am not sure the best way to get in touch or find out who this person is.”

The reader can respond to me privately at, or directly to Gleason at

©2008 Jan TenBruggencate

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