- In 1648 a shipwrecked Dutch crew spent six months in Table Valley, behind the spot where Cape Town now stands, and having some seeds with them, planted vegetables and got a good crop. - "Impressions of South Africa", James Bryce.
- Others flung themselves into icy waters, always hoping, but always in vain, that they might rescue a shipwrecked sailor. - "Romance of the Rabbit", Francis Jammes.
- Of course our shipwrecked friend had to retail his story to the woman, and then learned from her that the island was a very large one, with a name unpronounceable by English lips, that it was very thinly inhabited, that it consisted almost entirely of pasture land, and that " the laird" owned a large portion of it, including the little fishing village of " Cove." - "The Eagle Cliff", R.M. Ballantyne.