Primary Sources

Elijah Leonard’s memoir recounts his role in the Demarest rescue:

John Farrell’s Ph.D. Dissertation provides references to the relevant Chatham Planet articles dealing with the Demarest rescue:

Chatham Planet articles:

Sample of American Coverage of the Event:

Sample of British Coverage of the Event:

Map of published stories of the Chatham event: Coming Soon

This map shows all of the newspapers in the USA and in the British Isles which reported on the Demarest incident in Chatham. This event was reported by newspapers in 5 different countries, which highlights the importance and rarity of the event.  The vast majority of these articles were published in October 1858, one month after the incident.