The Eddystone Light has a long history off the south coast of England, guiding navigators for hundreds of years. The current Eddystone Light is the fifth on the location.
Jim took the Shellbacks through the history of this great piece of marine architecture. from 1698 to the present, with lots of information on its advances in engineering and design over the decades.
The day's presentations were filled out with a viewing of two segments in the "Distant Shores" series by Paul and Cheryl Shard, Canadian adventure cruisers and documentary filmmakers. The segments were parts of the Shards' travels through the canals of France on their 42 foot "Distant Shores II".
The Distant Shores DVD series and web site can be found at http://www.distantshores.ca/.
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