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Bernard Gilboy’s log of his trans-pacific cruise, 1882-3

Read more about the amazing Bernard Gilboy here. Oh the sharks, and the capsizes…

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The Wreck of the Hesperus

Perhaps because it was made into a film, Longfellow’s dramatic poem is today more often remembered in sayings and references than as a poem. However, it used to be a popular recitation, so I thought I should try bring it back … Continue reading

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Tall Ships Set Out, 1964

The Tall Ships Race of 1964 leaves Plymouth Hoe with a good helping of British Pathé razzmatazz. The vessels taking part include Hoshi, Tawau, Etoile, Belle-Poule and the sailing ship Danmark. At the time the presenter ruefully remarked that the British didn’t … Continue reading

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