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Captain Webb - Channel Swim - 24th/25th August 1875

Captain Matthew Webb

 

First man to swim the English Channel

 

Left Dover at 12:55am on the 24th August 1875 and arrived in Calais at 10:41am on the 25th August 1875

 

He died on the 24th July 1883 whilst attempting to swim through the Whirlppol rapids on the Niagra River below Niagra Falls

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Webb

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Taken on August 23, 2012