|This is the fate that most likely came of The Octavius on her attempt at the Northwest Passage in 1762|
It had been some time since anyone had heard word from or even sighted The Octavius. It was assumed She had been overtaken by the Arctic and was lost along with her crew. On October 11, 1775 the whaling ship The Herald was working waters west of Greenland when it spotted a ship adrift that seemed unmanned. Pulling along side of the derelict vessel, they boarded her only to find the entire crew below decks frozen solid as if trying to escape the cold. The captain was found in his cabin sitting at his desk frozen stiff with pen in hand apparently dying in the middle of a log entry. The ship was The Octavius and according to the last log entry the captain was writing in 1762, his chancing the northwest passage failed as the ship had become locked in the Arctic ice. Apparently, after the ship's stores had run out and the crew long since had frozen to death, thirteen years later had become unlocked from the thawing ice pack that sealed her fate and completed the northwest passage manned by a crew of dead sailors.
|Somehow The Octavius, manned by a crew of dead frozen sailors, managed to escape the Arctic ice and completed the Northwest Passage and was discovered in 1775|
The terrified crew of The Herald fearing of a curse and wanting nothing to do with the ship, left it abandoned touching nothing. Neither The Octavius or her ghostly crew has ever been seen again.