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.

4 thoughts on “RT McMullen’s last days – and his extraordinary end”

  1. 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 ????

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