SHIP'S APPLE BARRELS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cast of characters and locations in the original Treasure Island novel

 

 

 

Apple barrels were carried on sailing ships of old to prevent sailors getting scurvy. The vitamin C in the apples helped to keep the sailors fit. Another way of preventing scurvy was to carry lime juice in bottles. This turned out to be more convenient storage, with higher doses of the vitamin and no apples going rotten in the hotter sailing zones.

 

In 18ᵗʰ century Britain, this was a unit of capacity for apples, a barrel with a capacity of 3 bushels.

The standard wooden barrel for apples shall be of the following dimensions when measured without distention of its parts:

Length of stave, twenty-eight and one-half inches; diameter of head, seventeen and one-eighth inches; distance between heads, twenty-six inches; circumference of bulge, sixty-four inches outside measurement, representing as nearly as possible seven thousand and fifty-six cubic inches: 

Provided, That steel barrels containing the interior dimensions provided for as above, this section shall be construed as a compliance therewith in the US.

The name 'Apple Barrel' is also used for acrylic art paints and restaurants.

 


 

Abraham Gray - Ships carpenter

Ben Gunn - Marooned pirate

Billy Bones - Former mate of Captain Flint

Black Dog - Pirate

Blind Pew - Pirate

Captain Alexander Smollett - Hispaniola captain

Captain Joseph Flint - Deceased pirate, owner of buried treasure chest and map

Dick Johnson - Is a young pirate with a Bible

Doctor David Livesey - Medical man and magistrate

George Merry - A mutinous pirate

Hispaniola - The sailing ship hired for the adventure

Jim Hawkins - Cabin boy

Job Anderson - Ship's boatswain

John Hunter - Squire Trelawney's manservant

Israel Hands - Ship's coxwain, mate of Captain Flint

Long John Silver

Richard Joyce - Valet to Squire Trelawney

Squire John Trelawney

Tom Morgan - Pirate friend of Captain Flint

Tom Redruth - Gamekeeper

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Treasure Island was written by Robert Louis Stevenson, becoming an instant hit, popular with children and adults, the subject of many films and graphic novels.

 

 

 

 The Adventures of John Storm - Kulo Luna the $Billion Dollar Whale        Queen Cleopatra last Paraoh of Egypt - The Mummy        

 

 

STUDIO/AGENTS: A draft script for Kulo-Luna is available on request. Cleopatra The Mummy is currently under development

 

 

 
 

 

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