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The End of a Great Navigator

Captain James Cook is widely known as one of Britain’s great sailors, navigators and whose voyages investigated the existence of the North West Passage, and made possible the settlement of Australia and New Zealand, as well as increasing the safety of men at sea. He died in the Sandwich Islands in 1778. This is the … Continue reading

What do You Drink With a Drunken Sailor?

What do You Drink With a Drunken Sailor?

Most of history writing is about big events, big people, but sometimes something small and seemingly inconsequential can have a huge, but immeasurable effect on the lives of many. John Paty was born in 1807 in Plymouth Massachusetts, and became one of the great ships captains of his time, or ever. In his long career … Continue reading