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.