Category Archives: Sailing ships

How a tv interview on a sailing ship ended rather abruptly

Altogether now: ‘She’s fallen in the wortah!’ I think she’ll get over it, but what was the strange looking mayor geezer doing with his chain?

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The story of the Mary Celeste, as told by the Smithsonian

‘The British brig Dei Gratia was about 400 miles east of the Azores on December 5, 1872, when crew members spotted a ship adrift in the choppy seas. Capt. David Morehouse was taken aback to discover that the unguided vessel … Continue reading

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Captain Ward – Faversham’s famous pirate who changed the course of history

The ballad Captain Ward sung by Gavin Atkin – who learned it from the singing of Roy Harris. This is a striking if historically inaccurate short ballad about an amazing character – a Faversham fisherman who became a pirate in … Continue reading

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