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Commodore John Barry (1745-1803), Father of the American Navy

Commodore John Barry (1745-1803), Father of the American Navy

The Wexford man was the United States’ first commissioned naval officer, as well as its first flag officer. On his watch, the US Navy converted 40 acres of Brooklyn into one of the world's biggest shipyards. It stands next to the oldest park in Brooklyn, renamed...
The Comanche Warriors & the Free-Thinking Germans

The Comanche Warriors & the Free-Thinking Germans

A very tall, music-loving German aristocrat signs a treaty with the chiefs of the Penateka, or Honey Eaters, one of the fiercest bands of Comanche warriors in Texas. Under the terms of the 1847 treaty, the Germans and the Comanche agree to scratch one another’s backs...
Fishy Tales from Tampa, Florida (2001)

Fishy Tales from Tampa, Florida (2001)

Our friend Sherry the air hostess secured a hat-trick of tickets from a friend of hers called Mike. He used to work at Continental too but got sacked and now works for the Tampa’s Florida Aquarium. He reckoned doling out 3 x $13.50 free entries might warrant him...

Cape Cod & Pine Woods – A Home in Jaffrey, New Hampshire

Photographs by James Fennell. Louisa Thoron’s charming Cape Cod home lies midway between the towns of Jaffrey and Dublin in south west New Hampshire. It’s north, south, east and west axis can virtually be centred upon Montreal, Boston, Maine and Vermont respectively....
Bumbry (Bunbury) of Virginia

Bumbry (Bunbury) of Virginia

Thomas Bunbury was the eldest grandson of Sir Henry Bunbury of Stanney and the elder brother of Benjamin Bunbury of Killerig. Born in 1634, he went to North America as an indentured servant in 1660 and became a tobacco farmer in Virginia. His great-grandson Dick...