The Wrecking of La Salle s Ship Aimable and the Trial of Claude Aigron

They also cite the captain's imprisonment on complaints by “La Salle and Captain Beaujeu.” They challenge Aigron's claim that Mengaud was at the helm when the ship was wrecked. In the case (referred to by the bailiff Auril's writ of ...

Author: Robert S. Weddle

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292773967

Category: History

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When Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle, landed on the Texas coast in 1685, bent on founding a French colony, his enterprise was doomed to failure. Not only was he hundreds of miles from his intended landfall—the mouth of the Mississippi—but his supply ship, Aimable, was wrecked at the mouth of Matagorda Bay, leaving the colonists with scant provisions and little protection against local Indian tribes. In anger and disgust, he struck out at the ship's captain, Claude Aigron, accusing him of wrecking the vessel purposely and maliciously. Captain Aigron and his crew escaped the doomed colony by returning to France on the warship that had escorted the expedition on its ocean crossing. Soon after reaching France, Aigron found himself defendant in a civil suit filed by two of his officers seeking recompense for lost salary and personal effects, and then imprisoned on order of King Louis XIV while La Salle's more serious accusations were being investigated. In this book, Robert Weddle meticulously recounts, through court documents, the known history of Aigron and the Aimable, and finds that despite La Salle's fervent accusations, the facts of the case offer no clear indictment. The court documents, deftly translated by François Lagarde, reveal Captain Aigron's successful defense and illuminate the circumstances of the wreck with Aigron's testimony. Much is also revealed about the French legal system and how the sea laws of the period were applied through the French government's L'Ordonnance de la Marine.
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The Wrecking of La Salle s Ship Aimable and the Trial of Claude Aigron

In this book, Robert Weddle meticulously recounts, through court documents, the known history of Aigron and the Aimable, and finds that despite La Salle's fervent accusations, the facts of the case offer no clear indictment.

Author: Robert S. Weddle

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292719408

Category: History

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When Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle, landed on the Texas coast in 1685, bent on founding a French colony, his enterprise was doomed to failure. Not only was he hundreds of miles from his intended landfall--the mouth of the Mississippi--but his supply ship, Aimable, was wrecked at the mouth of Matagorda Bay, leaving the colonists with scant provisions and little protection against local Indian tribes. In anger and disgust, he struck out at the ship's captain, Claude Aigron, accusing him of wrecking the vessel purposely and maliciously. Captain Aigron and his crew escaped the doomed colony by returning to France on the warship that had escorted the expedition on its ocean crossing. Soon after reaching France, Aigron found himself defendant in a civil suit filed by two of his officers seeking recompense for lost salary and personal effects, and then imprisoned on order of King Louis XIV while La Salle's more serious accusations were being investigated. In this book, Robert Weddle meticulously recounts, through court documents, the known history of Aigron and the Aimable, and finds that despite La Salle's fervent accusations, the facts of the case offer no clear indictment. The court documents, deftly translated by François Lagarde, reveal Captain Aigron's successful defence and illuminate the circumstances of the wreck with Aigron's testimony. Much is also revealed about the French legal system and how the sea laws of the period were applied through the French government's L'Ordonnance de la Marine.
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The Oxford Handbook of Maritime Archaeology

The wrecking of La Salle's ship Aimable and the trial of Claude Aigron. Austin: University of Texas Press. Worth, John E. 2009. Documenting Tristán de Luna's fleet, and the storm that destroyed it.

Author: Alexis Catsambis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199336005

Category: Social Science

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The Oxford Handbook of Maritime Archaeology is a comprehensive survey of the field at a time when maritime archaeology has established itself as a mature branch of archaeology. This volume draws on the expertise of nearly fifty international scholars who examine the many distinct and universal aspects of the discipline.
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La Belle

The Archaeology of a Seventeenth-Century Vessel of New World Colonization James E. Bruseth, Amy A. Borgens, ... LaSalledanslegolfe du Méxique (1684–1687). ... The Wrecking of LaSalle's ShipAimable and the Trial of Claude Aigron.

Author: James E. Bruseth

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781623493615

Category: Social Science

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In 1995, Texas Historical Commission underwater archaeologists discovered the wreck of La Salle’s La Belle, remnant of an ill-fated French attempt to establish a colony at the mouth of the Mississippi River that landed instead along today’s Matagorda Bay in Texas. During 1996–1997, the Commission uncovered the ship’s remains under the direction of archaeologist James E. Bruseth and employing a team of archaeologists and volunteers. Amid the shallow waters of Matagorda Bay, a steel cofferdam was constructed around the site, creating one of the most complex nautical archaeological excavations ever attempted in North America and allowing the archaeologists to excavate the sunken wreck much as if it were located on dry land. The ship’s hold was discovered full of everything the would-be colonists would need to establish themselves in the New World; more than 1.8 million artifacts were recovered from the site. More than two decades in the making, due to the immensity of the find and the complexity of cataloging and conserving the artifacts, this book thoroughly documents one of the most significant North American archaeological discoveries of the twentieth century.
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The Wreck of the Belle the Ruin of La Salle

Then the captain , Claude Aigron , announced that nothing else need be removed , that he could now take the ship in with ease . 33 Next day , the twentieth , La Salle sent the pilot Richaud , of the Belle , to help bring the Aimable ...

Author: Robert S. Weddle

Publisher: Centennial Series of the Assoc

ISBN: UOM:39015050767824

Category: History

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The acclaimed historian Robert Weddle reveals the true story of the explorer La Salle and his ship the Belle. An in depth history of the exploration of La Salle and the archaeological dig of the vessel La Belle.
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