In December, 1780, Ensign Prenties wrecked at present-day Margaree Harbor. After suffering, death, even cannibalism among those left behind, the survivors were saved by Mi`kmaq at St. Ann`s Bay. Forty years later, Samuel Burrows and his companions wrecked near Fishing Cove. The crawled over steep, icy mountains, finally making it to Cheticamp and the rough shelter of pioneer Acadians-- a shocking testament to the reality of early settlement on Cape Breton. these harrowing stories are true first-person accounts of excruciating survival and of humanity.