Crew members of a ship which sank off the Kent coast more than 275 years ago have been identified. Researchers used archive documents to name 19 of the 237 shipmen who were on board the Dutch ship the Rooswijk. Among them were a senior surgeon, a 19-year-old on his first voyage and a sailor who […]
Local MPs, Dover Town Councillors and members of Goodwin Sands SOS recently met Ms Trudi Wakelin of the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) in London to hear Ms Wakelin’s account of her visit to the Port of Dover in July 2017. Goodwin Sands SOS had raised concerns of possible bias last October with Ms Wakelin when […]
Sands of Time Regarded with awe, apprehension and yet reverence by seafarers over centuries, the Goodwin Sands constitute a rich mixture of maritime history, natural science and marine ecology as well as being a graveyard for so many brave, and for the most part, unsuspecting seafarers. Thousands of merchant and naval sailors of differing nationalities are buried there along […]
The Goodwin Sands are one of the last true wildernesses of Britain – and by extension, of Europe. They are loved as much for what they represent as for the physical place they are. I was raised opposite them. When night fishing for codling from Deal’s shingle foreshore I often heard the roar of […]
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