With Peter Goodwin and the cutter Alert.

We spoke in detail of Alert‘s history and of the Junon and Alert, as possible paintings prepared with the author and much respected naval historian Peter Goodwin.

This to be part of a project, a series of paintings about His Majesties armed cutter Alert.

To include Alert‘s capture of the American commerce raider, the brig  USS Lexington which operated quite successfully out of Morlais, Brittany – until she met the cutter Alert.

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Victory and other historic Marine News

I have been speaking to Peter Goodwin, Curator and Keeper of HMS Victory and author of numerous definitive books on historic marine subjects.PG___GF_IMG_6503_wp.jpg

Peter is very concerned that there are structural problems in Victory caused by poor repairs and the committees responsible are not listening to him …

Thus I was able to bring Peter some moral support and light relief with some marine news.

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