Toward the end of September, 1696, a group of shipwrecked people found themselves the captives of a petty tribe of Florida Indians in an Indian town, five miles south of the place of their disaster and about eighteen miles north of the present island of Palm Beach on the south side of a body of water now known as Jupiter Inlet. Nearby was one of the many oyster-shell mounds of the eastern coast of Florida, which is still there though much reduced in size. In this Indian town the members of the ship’s company remained for two days, not ill-treated but in constant fear of their lives and in great uncertainty as to what the future had in store for them.
Andrews, Charles M.
"God’s Protecting Providence: A Journal of Jonathan Dickinson,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 21
, Article 3.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol21/iss2/3