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Captives Returned

Most people know about the Pirates of various nationality in the Caribbean, but few know of the many sailors captured by North African ships, attacking places like Cornwall, and the Bristol channel hunting merchants coming to the annual fairs. 103 more words

Real Life

Titanic's final lunch menu sells for $125,000 at auction

A menu for the last luncheon served to the first-class passengers aboard the ill-fated Titanic has sold for $US88,000 (about $125,177) at an online auction. 47 more words


A Passage into Cornwall

12 – The days of sail

There were other boats that made the passage into Cornwall exciting. I don’t know all their names but I enjoyed their presence and the past they represent: 46 more words

Maritime History

A Passage into Cornwall

11 – Falmouth Working Boats racing

I arrived in Falmouth around the middle of the day. The wind was quite strong and the water taxi not keen to go out, so I spent a very useful hour or two in the library at the Maritime Museum. 39 more words

Maritime History

Slaves in Marseilles

This is another snippet from Thomas Platter’s Travels of 599. Before this young physician reached England he trained at several places in France and his home of Switzerland. 190 more words


A Passage into Cornwall

7 – Downstream, Form and Function

The trip down river had a certain sense of urgency. The sky said it – there was wind up there. 401 more words

Marine Photography

A Passage into Cornwall

5 – River Fal, ‘Old Dreadnought’

The plan was to moor for the night against one of the visitors pontoons upriver.. 570 more words