John Cabot

Old and older, or not so old and oldish

I’ve taken a few photos of old things juxtaposed against modern… here we have an old crane beside an old ship… except the ship isn’t as old as the crane… it is a 1997 replica of the Matthew, in which John Cabot sailed to Newfoundland, five hundred years ago. The crane, one of four was […]

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  John Cabot is celebrated in Bristol as a hero and an extraordinary adventurer. He was a Venetian merchant who crossed the Atlantic not long after Columbus’s voyage and probably made landfall on Cape Bonavista, Newfoundland, although it may have been Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Labrador, or Maine. Cape Bonavista,  His men were the first Europeans in the Americas since […]

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