They may have found the Beagle


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kevin johnson

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the hms beagle Darwins ship may be under 12 feet
of mud in a english swamp a camera picked up a hull which may the ship story came off MSN science
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I Recently read an article in my local newspaper regarding the Beagle, According to the article she is somewhere in Paglesham.(essex England)
I live quite close to Paglesham and know the place fairly well, it has a lot of little muddy creeks all over it (mostly leading into the river crouch) and each of these creeks seems to have one or two old barges/hulks/wooden pontoons laid up in them (all very rotten and probably dating back to the the last war.) according to a friend who keeps his boat on the river crouch the beagle is among these and was used as a hulk for some time before becoming too far gone for use, since then she has disappeared into the mud and obscurity.
I hope they find her as she is far to historically important to be left to moulder.
 

John Knight

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I watched a program a few months back about the possible discovery of the Beagle. It is indeed supposed to be in the mud in Paglesham, Essex.
When the ship was finished as a sea going vessel she was moored in the river Crouch as a base for Customs men. I wish I could recall more but I do remember that ships timbers matching those of the Beagle were found in the fabric of a nearby boat builders.
I hope these links are useful;
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1148523,00.html

http://www.portcities.org.uk/london/server/show/ConFactFile.64/HMS-Beagle.html
 

Jamie Bryant

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Saw a similar, if not the same, documentary where they found a workshop made from 'Beagle - like' timber near the Essex swamp.
 
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