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"Never shall I forget when the men in the mailboat struck up the tune of Rule Britannia," Webb later wrote in his diary, "which they sang, or rather shouted, in a hoarse roar.
An unknown owner is now selling his collection of two hundred of these Victorian mailboat covers - thought to be the only collection of its kind - and it is expected to fetch around pounds 200,000.
We pass it the next morning in a small mailboat, although the sun is not right to make the field of quartzite glow red.
The RMS Leinster was a mailboat vessel operated by the City of Dublin Steam Packet Company between Kingstown (now Dun Laoghaire) and Holyhead, Anglesey.
Green post boxes and the ticket for the mailboat to Holyhead printed in Irish was hardly compensation to the country's young people forced into exile by a homeland which couldn't provide for them.
Epic adventures of a little mailboat from the Tees...
This was the Holyhead-based Scotia Mailboat which was sent to Dunkirk to collect troops.
'In the States, the album is distributed by Mailboat Records, which is funded by the singer Jimmy Buffett, who's a huge icon back home.
They point to a range of attractions in the area and want to develop the now-redundant one-time Carlisle mailboat pier into a major leisure, and entertainment complex.
Even as Satow steamed out to Singapore, French interference at Hue, the capital of the rump of the old Empire of Annam from which they had detached the Mekong delta provinces during 1862-67, was escalating into war with Hue's admitted suzerain, China.(9) On the way up to Bangkok, Satow's local mailboat ran into representatives of an earlier generation of Vietnamese boat people, refugees from their own country.(10) And later in the year, en route back from a short leave visit to Japan, he was able to visit by French mail-steamer the island of Formosa (Taiwan), by then under temporary French occupation in attempted intimidation of China.
As well as relating personal experiences on these merchant ships a history of the company was given in some detail from its creation in 1863 as a coal carrier from South Wales to Southampton through to the heyday of becoming a recordbreaking mailboat service sailing every week to South Africa.
It was sent from St Kilda in the Outer Hebrides by Geoff Harrison in a sealed jar inside a small wooden "mailboat" he'd made.
The scrapping of this last UK-South Africa mailboat started last month in Alang, India
He has dreamed of digging up the past of the "little mailboat" built by Middlesbrough craftsmen and much loved as a heritage legend by Canary Islanders.
moving from Cammell Laird prior to sea trials in June, 1960, is RMS Windsor Castle, the biggest ocean liner built in England and last South African mailboat. Now destined for Indian shipbreakers, anybody wishing to contribute recollections of her building or service for a special feature on her passing please
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