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1. Ahoy! Welcome to my tug boat. My name is Captain Poopdeck. Let me show you some of the famous ships my boat, the S.S. Essess, and I have tugged.
The first is an old galleon captained by Sir Francis Drake when he sailed around the world in the late 1570s. For the life of me I can't remember its name. What was the name of Sir Francis Drake's ship?
2. The next ship is the Endurance. She was Sir Ernest Shackleton's ship. He used her on the expedition he undertook in 1914-15. I'll be jiggered but I can't remember where Shackleton went. Where were Shackleton and the Endurance headed?
3. Ah, look at this 'un, lad. This'un here is the USS Sequoia. I met her on the Potomac River. There was something special about her. Do you know what it was?
4. Captain Poopdeck does not like to talk about this next ship. Its name was the MS Achille Lauro. In 1985, the Achille Lauro was a cruise ship operated by the Chandis Line. If you look up for yourself why the Achille Lauro was a noted ship, what will you find out?
5. The next ship is the RMS Queen Mary. The Queen Mary is a sister ship to the RMS Queen Elizabeth and currently resides in Long Beach, California. What is the Queen Mary doing now?
6. Captain Poopdeck always thinks about the Mary Celeste at Halloween. The Mary Celeste was a merchant ship based in Nova Scotia in the 1860s and 1870s. What is unusual about the Mary Celeste?
7. Although Captain Poopdeck doesn't have all his oars in the water, he does remember Thor Heyerdahl because he tugged Heyerdahl's ship 50 miles into the Pacific Ocean in 1947. Heyerdahl and his crew set out to discover if pre-Columbian people could have built a vessel and sailed it to Polynesia. What was the name of Thor Heyerdahl's vessel?
8. Captain Poopdeck remembers the ship that gave him his biggest workout as a tug boat captain. It was the SS United States, a luxury liner operated by the United States Lines between New York and the UK from 1952 to 1969. What was distinctive about the SS United States?
9. "Ooh la la," said Captain Poopdeck. "I fell in love with this next ship. It was owned by Jacques Cousteau and used in his underwater explorations." Of course Poopdeck could not remember the name of Cousteau's ship. What was it?
10. This last ship was a steamboat. Captain Poopdeck remembers that in 1870 she defeated the Natchez VI in a race from New Orleans to St. Louis and that she was named after the General-in-Chief for the Confederate States of America. Can you help Captain Poopdeck with the name of this steamboat?
Source: Author deputygary
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