Securité, Securité, Securité : Transat Jacques Vabre 2019
A warning to vessels transiting the Atlantic Coast of France through the Cape Verde Islands to Brazil: A double-handed sailing race started from Le Havre, France on Sunday, 27 October,...
Today’s article from the San Francisco Chronicle, “Obamas could inspire a wave of water dogs” gives a clear description why history’s most famous maritime dogs are getting lots of attention these days. They write:
First lady Michelle Obama told People magazine that the family is looking to rescue a Portuguese water dog in April, though her press secretary said Thursday that the decision isn’t final. President Barack Obama had also mentioned a Labradoodle as an appealing choice.
“Obviously they have their favorites that the president and first lady have outlined before – with, of course, the Portuguese water dog being a top contender – but there hasn’t been a selection yet,” Katie McCormick Lelyveld said.
Michelle Obama also praised the dogs’ personality and size in the People magazine interview.
“Temperamentally they’re supposed to be pretty good,” Michelle Obama said. “From the size perspective, they’re sort of middle of the road – it’s not small, but it’s not a huge dog. And the folks that we know who own them have raved about them. So that’s where we’re leaning.” Article Link
Well, considering the buzz, we thought we would digg into the maritime history of this famous breed of dogs. The following is what we discovered:
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