Audio: National Public Radio; The Shipping Forecast

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December 17, 2013

shipping forecast

The British Isles are an archipelago measuring about 900 miles from top to toe, with a history tied inextricably to the waters that surround them.

This image from circa 1887 shows the Battleship HMS Victoria sailing past the Swing Bridge at Newcastle upon Tyne, where it was built. The area, on England’s northeast coast, was once a major shipping and shipbuilding hub.

 

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