Ben Franklin and the America’s Cup

A gorgeous reminder of a thrilling event.

This, that and the other thing

I don’t think Ben Franklin would be at all surprised to see the boats of this year’s America’s Cup, boats which seem no longer like sailboats but like an almost mythical hybrid of water creature and bird, equally at home flying through the water or above it. Ben Franklin admired the outriggers used by the Pacific Islanders, realizing that they were fast and stable.

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The America’s Cup boat:

America's Cup boat 1

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About helenscribe

Helen is a long-time writer, with experience in both fiction and non-fiction. Her latest fiction, an English cozy mystery "The Domino Deaths" is available on Amazon. She is also an amateur painter and sailor.
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One Response to Ben Franklin and the America’s Cup

  1. Pingback: Ben Franklin Wasn’t Allowed to Write the Declaration of Independence Because the Boys Thought He’d Sneak In Bad Jokes — State of Globe

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