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Leaving the bay of Jambe de Bois

26 September 2018
Maybe he looked lke this?

It is said the first European setler in St Luca was the fearsom French pirateFrancoice le Clerc in the 1550s. He and his band had their base on the top of Pigeon Island where they had a good overwiev of passing Spanish galleons filled with gold silver and jewels. They picked them one after another.
His nickname was Jambe de Bois, and yes he actually had a peg leg. wether he had a parrot on his shoulder is not known, but there certainly are some very colourful burds on the island....
jambe de Bois activities were blessed by th French king Henry II as they were in war with Spain. He died in action among the Azores as one of the richest men in France.
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Vessel Name: S/Y Temerity
Vessel Make/Model: Hudson Force 52 feet. Built 1981 in Taiwan.
Hailing Port: Oslo
Crew: Berit and Bjørn Ramfjord
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In Brief The Hudson Force 50 is a full keeled pilothouse cutter ketch, from the drawing board of William Garden, a US and Canadian trained naval architect. Introduced in 1973, they were built in Taiwan at the rate of twelve to fifteen per year until 1984 when the boatyard burned down. They [...]
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