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The Sea Serpent (Creepy History 10)

In 1817 a Report of a Committee of the Linnaean Society of New England was published, which described in great detail the appearance of a mysterious sea serpent off the coast of Gloucester, Massachusetts.  The giant creature was seen by … Continue reading

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Journals 2.3 – Journal of Travels by G.E. Winants (Part 3)

The following is a continuation of my essay on Winants’s journal.  See the earlier entries from 30th May 2015 and 3rd June 2015 for the first and second parts. A few days after Christmas, Winants embarked on a ‘tour to … Continue reading

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Journals 2.2 – Journal of Travels by G.E. Winants (Part 2)

The following is a continuation of my essay on Winants’s journal.  See the earlier entry from 30th May 2015 for the first part. After a very brief look at the ‘beautiful boulevards and promenades’ of Brussels, the next country Winants … Continue reading

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Journals 2.1 – Journal of Travels by G.E. Winants (Part 1)

Garrett E. Winants was one of the richest men in America. Throughout his life he amassed a fortune of around six million dollars, money that he made in shipbuilding and property investments. He chose to spend his money travelling the … Continue reading

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