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  • Ship Under The Command Of The Privateer
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    Privateers The word 'privateer' conjures a romantic image in the minds of most Americans. Tales of battle and bounty pervade the folklore of privateering, which has become a cherished, if often overlooked part of our shared heritage. Legends were forged during the battle for American independence, and these men were understandably glorified as part of the formation of our national identity. The fact of the matter is that the vast majority of these men were common opportunists, if noteworthy nava...
  • Francis Drake Left England With Five Ships
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    Sir Francis Drake By Muskie Sale Late in 1577, Francis Drake left England with five ships, ostensibly on a trading expedition to the Nile. On reaching Africa, the true destination was revealed to be the Pacific Ocean via the Strait of Magellan, to the dismay of some of the accompanying gentlemen and sailors. Still in the eastern Atlantic, a Portuguese merchant ship and its pilot - who was to stay with Drake for 15 months - was captured, and the fleet crossed the Atlantic, via the Cape Verde Isla...
  • World Of Jaques Cousteau
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    Jaques Cousteau Jaques Cousteau was born June 11, 1910 in France. His father Daniel, a lawyer worked for Eugene Higgins. His mother Elizabeth looked after him and his brother Pierre. Jaques Cousteau loved the water. As a child, he would place his hands inthe water to feel the current over his fingers. Unlike other children, young Jaques could not play in the ocean or run along the beaches because he was sick. Jaques had to remain inactive to stay healthy. At age 7, Jaques turned tothe world of b...
  • Voyage Back To Spain
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    Figures of the Renaissance Ferdinand Magellan Ferdinand Magellan was a leader of the Renaissance and a benefactor to modern science. The results of his voyage around the globe were such that the average person living during the Renaissance re-thought their paradigms of the world surrounding them, even know most scholars and other educated types knew that in fact, the world was round in shape. Ferdinand, however, proved it. Thus he lays claim to having circumnavigated the first voyage around the ...
  • Family As The Ship
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    It was a cold, dark morning on the northwestern coast of the United States. A family was curiously standing on the beach, cold and wet from their ordeal at sea the day before. They slowly began to review what had happened that night. Soon, they would make their way to a nearby town for shelter, so that their story might be known to all who traversed the town near the coast. The story of the family started when they had rented a small ship to sail for the evening. The father, John, had known how ...
  • Columbus's Ship
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    Columbus Brief History: Christopher Columbus was an Italian-Spanish navigator who sailed west across the Atlantic Ocean in search of a route to Asia but achieved fame by making landfall, instead, in the Caribbean Sea. Columbus was born in Genoa, Italy. His father was a weaver, and it is believed that Christopher entered this trade as a young man. In the mid-1470's he made his first trading voyage to the island of Kh os in the Aegean Sea. In 1476 he sailed with a convoy bound for England. Legend ...
  • Sir Francis Drake
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    Author John Guy Drake, a 16th Century Explorer Ticktock Publishing-1997 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE Sir Francis Drake is known for England's defeat of the Spanish Armada. He was a sea dog and he sailed around the world. Drake was actually the first one to sail around the world since Magellan died in his journey. Drake was a "sea dog" during the reign of Queen Elizabeth the first. And as everyone knows this is a good time to be a sea dog because the queen highly supported them. She gave him money and ships...
  • Christopher Columbus And Magellan
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    jeffrey monday 6-3-02 do you know who Christopher Columbus and Magellan are? Well they are every important people in history. Magellan found a way to travel around the world from the southern tip of south america. Columbus was the founder of North America, he found the land by mistake. Both these men were sailors that just wanted to do there job and gain fame. So as you can see these men are very important to history. Magellan was born on 1480 and he died on the year of 1521, he was born in Port...
  • Magellan And Loyal Crew Members
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    Ferdinand Magellan was born about 1480 in Sab rosa of a noble Portuguese family. His parents, who were members of nobility, died when he was about 10 years old. At the age of 12, Magellan became a page to Queen Lean or at the royal court. Such a position commonly served as a means of education for sons of the Portuguese nobility. At the court, Magellan learned about the voyages of such explorers as Christopher Columbus of Italy and Vasco da Gama of Portugal. He also learned the fundamentals of n...
  • Sinking Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
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    One of the greatest ships to sail the Great Lakes was the Edmund Fitzgerald. The Edmund Fitzgerald had sailed for many years until it sank in 1975. The Edmund Fitzgerald was built in 1958; it was 729 feet long and weighed 13,632 tons (Stonehouse 13). This was the largest ship to sail the Great Lakes until 1971 (Stonehouse 13). The Edmund Fitzgerald had a sister ship called the Arthur B. Homer, which was the second biggest ship on the great lakes (Stonehouse 13). The Edmund Fitzgerald had a 7,000...
  • Strait Magellan And His Crew
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    In 1517 Ferdinand Magellan proposed to King Charles I of Spain for a fully funded expedition to find a western sea route to the Moluccan Islands. If Magellan could find an easy way through or around South America it would enable the Spanish to set up a profitable trade route with the Molaccans, known for its abundance of spices. On May 22, 1518 King Charles I granted Magellan enough money to buy five ships. Over 250 men were divided up amongst the Trinidad, the San Antonio, the Conception, the V...
  • Captain Of Magellan Ship
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    Magellan, Ferdinand Most fearsome of all, the man who would destroy the very world the cartographers had drowned. In his time, by his compatriot and his own king, they treated him as renegade and transf uga, but now in Lisbon they proudly say "his ours". One, or certainly most important explorer in history, was a faithful man trough which modesty arose. Fact that his Spanish sponsors never shared his sense of mission he found reason for them, like putting boundaries, but he really wanted to circ...
  • Different Space Technologies Including Ion Propulsion
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    Our current means for space travel are rapidly approaching their peak, and even when our chemically powered engines reach their maximum efficiency, interplanetary travel and possible colonization in outer space would be a far fetched idea. There are many forms of interplanetary travel that are being proposed, each with great potential. Currently, nuclear propulsion is being discussed as the next conventional form of space travel. NASA has already announced that they will spend $1 billion dollars...

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