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Briefly about the Margate Roads:

Margate Roads is a deep-water anchorage just north of the coastal town of Margate in Kent, England. The Margate Roads are protected to seaward by the Margate Sands, which are exposed at low tide. As early as the seventeenth century the ‘Navye Royall’ (the Royal Navy) used the Margate Roads as a fleet anchorage. In [...]

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Week 05 – the Cygnet sets sail

After four weeks at sea the poor passengers on the John Pirie and the Duke of York had barely left sight of land. But the capricious spring weather had not finished with them yet, as both vessels continued to battle gale force winds and high seas. The animals on board the John Pirie suffered greatly, and many of the [...]

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