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Swimming at Man O'War Bay.

Captain Cook named Man OWar Bay after dropping anchor there on his 1769 voyage. He observed that the kauri trees growing there would make ideal masts for the Man OWar sail powered wooden battleships which formed the backbone of British naval supremacy for more than two centuries. Timber from Man OWar Bay is rumoured to have been used as masts for Nelsons triumphant fleet in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

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  • Copyright: David HOARE (davidhoare) (188)
  • Genre: 地方
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2009-01-08
  • Categories: 自然
  • Exposure:f/11, 1/40 seconds
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  • Date Submitted: 2009-02-17 23:27
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