Captain Robert Fitzroy  (1805-1865)

This is a story of discovery, hardship, challenge, and danger.  Captain Fitzroy would accomplish what few mariners would ever achieve, charting some of the most remote and stormy waters on the planet.

Those who never run any risk; who sail only when the wind is fair; who heave-to when approaching land, though perhaps a day’s sail distant; and who even delay the performance of urgent duties until they can be done easily and quite safely; are, doubtless, extremely prudent persons: but rather unlike those officers whose names will never be forgotten while England has a navy.    Robert Fitzroy

Join us as we discover the complicated and amazing life of Captain Robert Fitzroy.