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22nd November 2013
Trust patron and benefactor, Teresa Gorman, was interviewed about her involvement with the HMS Beagle Project, her love affair with Charles Darwin and her role as the new Beagle's figurehead. Read the full article from the Basildon Echo here.
1st November 2013
Pembroke Dock Town Council has been asked to pledge its “moral support” for a replica of one of the most important ships in history to be built in the town. A relative of Admiral John Lort-Stokes, the last captain of HMS Beagle - on which Charles Darwin once travelled - addressed more than 20 people at Pater Hall last Thursday (October 31) evening. Read more
27th January 2013
Milford and West Wales Mercury
Building a replica of HMS Beagle in Pembroke Dock could be a “turning point” for the town, a councillor has said. Councillor Pam George told members at a Pembroke Dock Town Council meeting about the possibility of the town being chosen as the location for building a replica of the ship, after meeting with a trustee of the HMS Beagle Project... Read more
4th January 2012
In an article to mark the 180-year anniversary of HMS Beagle's second voyage launching, Project trustee and writer Peter McGrath recalls the intellectual mood of the time, and the importance of that famous voyage.
He also makes the case for building a new Beagle. Finding the right shipyard is the next step...
2nd June 2011
A Bible enthusiast wants to sail a Noah’s Ark lookalike up the Thames to coincide with the Olympics. Johan Huibers, described by the Telegraph as ‘an eccentric Dutch Christian’ has realised the mythical vessel to the same proportions as laid out in the Old Testament, and now seeks permission to moor it on the Thames.
Built from Swedish Pine, the 140m-long ship would contain real, stuffed and robotic animals as part of a floating exhibition about Christianity and the Bible. The unusual proposal is now sitting with Boris Almighty who must decide whether to bless or smite the project... Read more
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