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A love song about the Montagu whaler

Montagu whaler – a boat type that inspires a deep affection among some of those who have known them well There’s a song about everything in my experience, and I’m not shy about reminding folks of this important cultural fact. … Continue reading

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Was Sir Walter Raleigh a murderer?

[ad#intheboatshed-post] Sir Walter Raleigh painted by Nicholas Hilliard, from the The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei via the Wikimedia Ex-Naval man, 20th century historian and Roman Catholic Bishop, David Mathew describes Sir Walter Raleigh’s importance in 1596 like this: … Continue reading

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The Dream of Napoleon

Longwood House, St Helena. This is where Napoleon was imprisoned by the British from 1815 until his death in 1821. Photo taken by Isaac Newton and published by the Wikipedia Thinking about South Georgia also led me to to muse … Continue reading

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