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In the Pages of Sea History 171

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 171:  Fiddler’s Green “Wrap me up in me oilskins and jumper. No more on the docks I’ ll be seen. Just tell…

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Mayflower Launch Day

In the Pages of Sea History 171

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 171:  Fiddler’s Green “Wrap me up in me oilskins and jumper. No more on the docks I’ ll be seen. Just tell…

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By Richard King By 15 December 1952, 39-year-old Ann Davison had been at sea alone for over three weeks. Aboard her 23-foot sailboat, Felicity Ann, she was about a third of the way through her ocean crossing from the Canary Islands, which would be the first known solo Atlantic passage by a woman. In 1952,…

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