Previous to this morning, the most remarkable thing I knew about my 3x great grandmother, Hannah Allsop, was that she had born 16 children of which my 2x great grandmother, Charlotte, was number 11. 411 more words
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It took me ten minutes to decide I didn’t like surfing. The bleached and bronzed and svelte were all bobbing on the point like ducks, jostling to catch the breakers that rolled round the corner onto the reef; but my ungainly paddling had taken me too wide, too deep and out of the waves. 2,741 more words
The President Engine House
This series of posts on the President Steam engine in Philadelphia has led me far further then I expected. It started off with a desire to expand my knowledge of an engine with William West links; to gain some knowledge that I could use in future talks about the Last Great Engineer. 775 more words
On May 17, 2017, the Victoria community, the yachting community and his loving friends and family lost a great friend, John West.
He was a beloved husband to Bonnie, step-father to Sean and a friend to so very many, including Dorothy, a boat that will be forever in his debt. 275 more words