One book on the list:
The Odyssey by HomerRead about the other caves on the list.
In the land of the troglodyte Cyclops, Odysseus and 12 of his men visit the cave of the giant Polyphemus to ask him for food. But he makes them prisoners in his lair, which is sealed by a giant rock. Each day he eats a couple of them. How will they escape?
The Odyssey also made Mullan's lists ten of the best shipwrecks in literature, ten of the best monsters in literature, and ten of the best examples of rowing in literature, as well as Carsten Jensen's list of the top ten seafaring tales.