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Old 16-06-2017, 17:58
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Why is the moon larger in Canada than it is in Scotland?
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Old 17-06-2017, 10:30
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One of our first ministers sensible savings, Scotland is a small country, so doesn't need a lot of moonlight!. However if she gets Independance there are plans afoot to bottle the moonshine and sell it on the world market.
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Old 17-06-2017, 22:20
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Only a Fifer would think of selling moonlight.
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Old 17-06-2017, 22:47
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The Tall Ships will be visiting the eastern end of Lake Ontario in early July and this stunning photo was part of the publicity.

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Stunning indeed Mike - an incredible photo! Thanks for posting it.

Any idea where and by whom it was taken?
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Old 18-06-2017, 04:34
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Only a Fifer would think of selling moonlight.
Kentucky & Tennessee did that a long time ago!

Of course, they were settled by immigrants from Scotland!
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Old 18-06-2017, 15:59
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Not just the Scots Blackbat. Jack Daniels of Sour Mash fame originally lived about a mile or two from me here in west Wales. I know that it isn't moonshine; just sayin' is all.
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I often wondered what it would be like as a Lieutenant or Captain during the days of Lord Nelson with the sails billowing over my head with the wind in my face and the spray from the sea as the ship hits the waves.
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Fine, here's your kit. Report to the on board by 0600 tomorrow.
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Maryport in Cumbria(Cumberland) had a name for building ships in the 19th century, these ships sailed the world over and were launched side ways on in the river Ellen .
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There were many shipyards at Sunderland, but I believe that only one of them launched ships broadside. That was Robert Thompson's Bridge dockyard, however, the yard was short lived and he moved up river and launched in the traditional manner.
This is the launch of the Amiral l' Hermite in 1903 and is added to show the wash created by such a launch - stand clear on the opposite river bank

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