Daniel Defoe's Ship
Dutch fluyt


Daniel Defoe


Merchant Vessel


Falls apart into constituent pieces and later reassembles


Spreads remains for maximum inconvenience; requires payment


Aqueous contact

Collected by

Warehouse 11



Dock Station & Buoy No.


Date of Collection

March 12, 1746



Daniel Defoe is first and foremost recognized as author of castaway tale Robinson Crusoe. The story trails only the Bible in amount of translations. But his other writings were just as prolific. A pre-industrial polymath, his texts spanned politics, journalism and business to even popularizing the novel as a story form.

He exalted why barring William of Orange from ruling because of his non-Englishood was a stupid and prejudiced reason. Defoe spied and lied to the Scots to jumpstart the Treaty of Union and marry the two states into Great Britain. Spent quite some time in prison, too. Once was placed in the stocks for public ridicule, but instead wrote a mocking criticism that ended with cheers and a three-day release. Even when not paying taxes (or fleecing customers), a younger merchantman was arrested for fines of £700. And his cats.


A large and very unruly addition to the Warehouse, it is credited with causing the most problems for the majority of the agents. Once it comes into contact with any amount of water, it will fall to pieces and will only reconstruct itself if given an equivalent of at least 700 British pounds (or 1098 U.S. dollars), and will spread its pieces all over the place until it recoups the value. Currently stored in a waterproof container for protection of the rest of the artifacts.

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.