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Briefly about the Shadwell Basin:

Shadwell Basin was the London Dock from which those sailing on the Cygnet embarked in 1836. The Shadwell Basin still exists and is located on the north bank of the River Thames at Wapping, in the east end of London. The dock at Shadwell Basin was built between 1828 and 1832 and the Shadwell Entrance provided access to [...]

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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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