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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2020 1:02 p.m. PST

…Triumph Tragedy and Exploration

"Few men have lived such an extraordinary life as Admiral Albert Hastings Markham. Besides dedicating five decades of his career to the Royal Navy, Markham was a voracious reader, prolific writer, keen naturalist, and daring explorer. He battled Chinese pirates during the Second Opium War and Taiping Rebellion; chased down Australian blackbirding ships in the South Pacific; trekked to within 400 miles of the North Pole; hunted buffalo and visited Indian reservations in the United States; observed a bloody war in South America; canoed Canada's remote Hayes River; and explored the icy waters of Baffin Bay and the Arctic Ocean archipelago of Novaya Zemlya. At the time of his death in 1918, The Globe declared that Markham's passing removed from society ‘one of the most arresting figures of his time.'…"

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79thPA Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2020 7:50 a.m. PST

Sounds like he had quit a life.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2020 8:49 p.m. PST

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