Gabrielle F. Culmer
Press Release for The Eleutherian Voyagers and Beyond

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The Eleutherian Voyagers and Beyond


By Gabrielle F. Culmer


In 1648, seventy settlers landed on the remote, uninhabited island of Eleutheria, in what is now The Bahamas, with the dream of establishing a new settlement in the western hemisphere. Life was harsh, but those who remained laid the foundations of a community and culture that lives on today.


·         An objective exploration of the history of Eleuthera researched by an author with ties to the island who began by exploring her own genealogy.


·         A fascinating insight into settlements of the 17th century and what compelled European voyagers to travel to remote parts of the world in pursuit of a new life.


·         A great book for anyone interested in genealogy in the western hemisphere spanning to the Southern coast of America.


·         Gabrielle F. Culmer is available for interview.


In 1648, the island of Eleutheria seemed remote to the rest of the world. A brave captain decided to provide an expedition for those who wanted to leave the new settlement on Somers Isle for social and economic reasons. After a group of seventy settlers set sail for Eleuthera, they were forced to trade natural resources. The conditions were harsh and only thirty-five determined settlers remained. More settlers from the British Isles and around the world followed in the 18th and 19th centuries to contribute to the community.

Gabrielle F. Culmer relies on years of carefully compiled research to clarify myths and examine the lives and genealogy of the small group of early settlers to Eleuthera. Included are photographs of the undeveloped landscape they would have encountered on their expedition. As Culmer details the illustrious lives of the people who journeyed to the unknown island, she provides an intriguing glimpse into why they left their homes; the challenges they endured; and ultimately how they survived.


About the Author

Gabrielle F. Culmer is a lawyer who holds degrees from universities in New York, Chicago and the UK. She is the author of five novels and two poetry collections. She enjoys traveling to New York and Europe.


The Eleutherian Voyagers and Beyond is available in paperback and ebook from all good online book sellers.

The Press release is crafted by Cameron Publicity and Marketing.

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