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Thread #147347   Message #3414434
Posted By: Charley Noble
04-Oct-12 - 04:30 PM
Thread Name: BS: Shannon & Chesapeake pub, Derbyshire.
Subject: RE: BS: Shannon & Chesapeake pub, Derbyshire.
Maybe this reference is related:

"When the USS Chesapeake was captured by the HMS Shannon, in June 1813, outside Boston Harbor, the Shannon's captain knew good booty when he saw it. Besides, no self-respecting sea captain of that era would allow the long oak timbers of a heavy frigate to sink to the bottom.

That's how they ended up being built into The Chesapeake Mill in Wickham."

Charley Noble