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Shanghaied out of Frisco in the Nineties by Hiram P Bailey – part 7

[ad#intheboatshed-post] The dramatic final chapters of Shanghaied in which the hated crimpers come aboard, sing and play melodeons and finally our hero makes his escape. ‘And thus they volleyed up cunningly, persuasively to our men. The spiders and the flies. … Continue reading

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More on the book Cockleshell Canoes by Quentin Rees

[ad#intheboatshed-post] Mark 7 military canoes. Photos supplied by Quentin Rees and published with permission Quentin Rees’s recent book Cockleshell Canoes is a thoroughly researched and well illustrated celebration of a group of people who have become part of canoe history. … Continue reading

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The proper proportion of salt in his veins that a British boy ought to have

[ad#intheboatshed-post] The sort of dinghy we’re told a boy should have. Now that part seems fair enough! Have you got the proper proportion of salt in your veins? These days they say too much salt in your veins causes osmotic … Continue reading

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