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Stories for August 8th 2000

  • Tuesday, August 8th 2000 - 21:00 UTC

    Drake's brother in the River Plate.

  • Tuesday, August 8th 2000 - 21:00 UTC

    Former Falklands Wreck Saved -- Again! Seven Million Pound Grant for SS Great Britain

    The most precious survivor of Britain's merchant maritime heritage, the steamship Great Britain, rescued and taken back to Bristol from the Falkland Islands in 1970, has been saved from ruin by a big seven-million pound (ten-and-a-half million dollar) grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. This will go a long way towards the estimated ten-million pounds(fifteen-million dollars) required to restore and preserve her from her present sad state of deterioration in her original dock at Bristol where parts of the vessel have rotted away.