Cumann Seandalaiochta agus Staire Phort Lairge

Sunday, September 30, 2012

William McCleverty, an 18th Century Explorer's Links with Waterford

A view of the attendance

Kevin P Hall, Erica Fay, Sonny Condon

Life at sea in the 18th century was far from glamorous, especially before the link was made between scurvy and the lack of vitamin C. Those who attended the lecture on William McCleverty on Friday 28th September were left in no doubt as to what it meant to travel on the high seas, face enemies, visit hostile countries and survive the journey home. Captain McCleverty was one of those survivors, and despite it all,  remained in the Royal Navy. Erica Fay delivered a very colourful, evocative description of his life and time. If you missed the lecture, you will be able to read all about it in the next edition of Decies.

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