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3 Wheels, 2 brothers, 1 Mission: Around the world in a Tuk Tuk Special

Mayenne - The French department of Mayenne, in north west France, was this week the test-bed in preparation for a unique and ambitious attempt by two brothers to travel 45000 kilometers circumnavigating the globe in a tuk-tuk.

Op-Ed: Endeavour, Her Valiant Namesake, HMB Endeavour and Lt. James Cook

Nelson - As the Space Shuttle Endeavour completes her final mission, her pioneering activities in Space, remind us of her valiant Namesake, His Majesty's Bark Endeavour, a smallish, bluff-bowed, flat bottomed Collier, built for the coal trade in Britain long ago.
 

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Painting by Samuel Atkins (1787-1808) of Endeavour off the coast of New Holland during Cook s voyage...
Painting by Samuel Atkins (1787-1808) of Endeavour off the coast of New Holland during Cook's voyage of discovery 1768-1771. Inscription on reverse of painting indicates it relates to the grounding of the Endeavour on the Great Barrier Reef in June 1770.
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