Found at Sea

Castaways? Pirates?

Sailing Ships 1800s ~ A Cape Cod sea captain story

Although listed as a “skit” this is more accurately scenes from a real ocean incident off Chile in 1862.

Summary: The captain’s wife sees a speck in the distance. Was it men adrift? Castaways? Pirates? Find out in this true story of life at sea during the time of iron men and wooden ships.

  • Cast: 6
  • Grades:  9-12
  • Setting: 1862 on board ship, later in a home.
  • Performance Time: 10 minutes


  • In history classes as reader’s theatre or semi-performed with scripts in hand.
  • As an introduction into further study of life at sea as well as shipwrecks and search and rescue. (See topics in the resource.)
  • In history or history-arts performances.

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