The Crater; Or, Vulcan's Peak. A Tale Of The Pacific
The Crater; or, Vulcan's Peak: a Tale of the Pacifi c is a novel in which Cooper incorporated knowledge of ship construction he had acquired while working as a U.S
Following a regional volcanic upheaval which raises new land, he founds a similarly industrious and thriving colony after escaping from, then returning to, The Reef
Navy midshipman in the 1810s.
From merely surviving the loss of his shipmates and the embayment of his ship within The Reef, protagonist and role-model Mark Woolston goes on to thrive by his own industry
The outnumbered colonists must defend their new homes and possessions against natives who covet the new land.