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A Tale of Two Pickles

March 1, 2018

‘When the Pickle is refitted send her to me’…..thus wrote Nelson in a dispatch from H.M.S. Victory in July 1805.  Nelson’s Pickle was a 72’ topsail schooner with a long, long bowsprit making her around 100’ in overall length.  She was fast and weatherly and sailed thousands of miles as courier and spy ship for…

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