RT McMullen’s last days – and his extraordinary end


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RT McMullen was a Victorian pioneer of single-handed sailing, and like many yachties today was fond of trying out ideas and schemes. In this excerpt from his log he sails along the North Kent coast – and on the next page he is found dead in his boat, sitting bold upright at the tiller.

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4 Responses to RT McMullen’s last days – and his extraordinary end

  1. Nigel S says:

    That’s the way to go, very stylish. Better than slipping over the side after a bottle of Laphroaig.

  2. the Laphroaig being a close second best though

  3. Alden says:

    I think he was a strange man. He wrote a book about a voyage “Down Channel”. He had a hired hand and his wife on board and didn’t mention them once except to justify their ‘non mention’ in the Introduction. Saaay Whaaat ????

  4. “With the young moon shimmering on a placid sea”. Don’t get that at the hospice.

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