I've been getting really confused with this so I wonder if anyone can help me.
In the season 5 final Jacob and MIB was sitting on the beach and they saw that a boat, people say it was the black rock. That was in the 1800's wasn't it?
In season 3 or 4, I can't remember what season, when Widmore is at an auction there is a picture of the black rock for sale and the auction man says something like, "This is the black rock it set of in 1800's"
Then in 2004 Rouseeau tells the castaways she shipwrecked on the island 16 years ago, that would mean 1988. She was on the black rock.
So at what time was the black rock around?? Rousseau wasn't born in the 1800's.