Weekend: ARCHIVE: Pushing the Boat out for a Journey through History; an Ancient Craft Will Once Again Travel along One of Our Greatest Rivers during Seven Historic Days on the Severn, as Ed Chatterton Explains

The Birmingham Post (England), August 20, 2005 | Go to article overview

Weekend: ARCHIVE: Pushing the Boat out for a Journey through History; an Ancient Craft Will Once Again Travel along One of Our Greatest Rivers during Seven Historic Days on the Severn, as Ed Chatterton Explains


Byline: Ed Chatterton

The coracle is one of the most ancient forms of water transport with thousands of years history.

Over the centuries it has been used far and wide for a variety of functions. Ceasar and Wellington used them for military operations, while the Welsh preferred to fish.

For those of you who don't know what a coracle is picture a dustbin lid, a saucer or even an umbrella. Not exactly the sturdiest or safest sounding craft.

But now imagine yourself on this tiny vessel travelling 75 miles at a top speed of 2mph - although if current and wind directions are against you, your 2mph maximum will be reduced to a 0mph bobbing on the spot.

Next month sees the River Severn playing host to the Great Coracle Challenge. And challenge is the crucial word.

The route from Plynlimon, the source of the Severn, all the way to Shrewsbury contains rapids, as well as six-foot nettles and brambles on its banks andthe journey is one which organisers believe has not been attempted since the Bronze Age.

The challenge, which will take place between September 3-10 and is not for the faint-hearted. The team from the Coracle Society attempting the route has been putting in plenty of practice and includes 62-year-old Wendy Gee, from Nantwich, who is taking part in the marathon paddle to raise money for St Luke's Hospice and Severn Hospice. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Weekend: ARCHIVE: Pushing the Boat out for a Journey through History; an Ancient Craft Will Once Again Travel along One of Our Greatest Rivers during Seven Historic Days on the Severn, as Ed Chatterton Explains
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.