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Old 8th January 2020, 14:09
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Loss of the Henry James


Here is superb piece about the loss of the Henry James, and the astonishing navigation in an open boat by her Lewisman mate, McDonald.
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Old 10th January 2020, 13:16
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Another gem. Thanks for the link. How times have changed, now you just have to write some rubbish on YouTube or similar to become world famous for no reason.

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Old 10th January 2020, 13:33
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What an astonishing story - Quite a feat of seamanship indeed, 1300 miles in an open boat with a small and undernourished crew.
I find it shocking that politics of the day could have interfered so much in the recognition of such a feat. All respect to the late Donald McDonald and his boats crew!
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