In 1812, the British boat Isabella, captained by George Higton, was shipwrecked off Eagle Island (a part of this Falkland Islands). The Majority of the crew were rescued by the American sealer Nanina That Was constructed and operated from the whaling port town of Hudson, NY, also commanded by Captain Charles Barnard. Barnard, realizing the castaways were oblivious of this War of 1812, advised the natives that they were in war with one another, but consented to rescue them. Recognizing that he’d need more provisions to the enlarged variety of passengers, Barnard along with a couple of others went from a celebration to search for meat around the local New Island. During his absence, the British captured Nanina and abandoned Barnard and his guys on New Island. He continued his profession as a sealer and ruler of this Charity at the South Shetlands at 1820–21.  In 1829, Barnard composed A Narrative of the Sufferings and Adventures of Capt. Charles Barnard detailing his entire life as a castaway.