Les Îles Eparses
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After leaving Bayonne in 1760,the ship l’Ecluse belonging to the Companie française des Indes Orientales sank on the 17th of July 1761 on the island Tromelin. On its board, slaves from Madagascar, illegally bought and destined to what is now Mauritius. Two months later, the crew manages to reach Madagascar, leaving 60 slaves behind them. 
It is only fifteen years later, on the 29th of November 1776 that the Knight of Tromelin rescued the eight survivors : seven women and a eight months baby. 
Archeological researches have been made to study the remnant of the ship and the life of the people on the island. Two reports (in French) can be found here and here. 

Les Îles Eparses

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After leaving Bayonne in 1760,the ship l’Ecluse belonging to the Companie française des Indes Orientales sank on the 17th of July 1761 on the island Tromelin. On its board, slaves from Madagascar, illegally bought and destined to what is now Mauritius. Two months later, the crew manages to reach Madagascar, leaving 60 slaves behind them. 

It is only fifteen years later, on the 29th of November 1776 that the Knight of Tromelin rescued the eight survivors : seven women and a eight months baby. 

Archeological researches have been made to study the remnant of the ship and the life of the people on the island. Two reports (in French) can be found here and here

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