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Friday, May 6, 2016

Groot Beer

Groot Beer - Dutch for Great Bear
I'm reading The Shipping News and the sleepy little fishing village of Killick-Claw gets a visit from a very fancy sailing yacht, Hitler's own sailboat, if the stories are to be believed. The description of the boat is extremely detailed, which makes me think there might be such a boat floating around in the real world, and there is. Didn't belong to Hitler, not sure if Hitler even knew of it, but it is a World War 2 artifact, constructed in Holland, and it is very fancy. Witness the wood carving above the cabin entrance.

The story, or at least one version of it, can be found here.
More pictures here.

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