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Selma Huxley, Basque Whaling Historian and Friend to the Basques, has...

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Today, Selma Huxley, the historian, researcher, and friend of the Basques our nation owes so much to, has passed away.  With her passing, we will...

Shipbuilders, sailors, whalers: a “story of Basques” from the Royal Geographical...

Building work has been underway on the replica San Juan since 2014
Geographical, the official magazine of the Royal Geographical Society, has been published in the United Kingdom since 1935, and is, as we can imagine,...

Selma Huxley, the woman who showed epic journey of Basque whalers...

We've written a lot about how Basque whalers "lighted" Europe with the oil from the whales they captured off of modern-day Canada.  They were...

Cider has been “protecting” Basque sailors for centuries

Basque galleons ride at anchor in Red Bay, Labrador (historimuseum.ca)
This article was translated by John R. Bopp BlitzLift is a website that collects "info pills" about history, science, and curiosities.  We could spend hours discovering...

Two young Basque women are sharing our traditions at the Fortress...

This article was translated by John R. Bopp Canadian public broadcaster CBC has brought us a fabulous report about two young Basque students working there...

A medieval Basque ship is a treasure in Newport: another hidden...

Newport ship by David Jordan
This article was translated by John R. Bopp We've spoken before about this ship found at the bottom of Newport harbor.  This Welsh port city is...

Discovered in the British Admiralty: 50 letters in Basque dated 1757

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This article was translated by John R. Bopp In this case, we’re going to make an exception to our general rule of not making reference to...

The Basque Presence in Newfoundland and Labrador Goes Well Beyond Red...

This article was translated by John R. Bopp We've blogged before about the centuries-long presence of Basque whalers and fishermen on the Atlantic coast of what...

The North Atlantic, the “Sea of the Basques”, and we didn’t...

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Biscayarhalvøya peninsula on the central part of the north coast of Albert I Land, northern Spitsbergen.
This article was translated by John R. Bopp They say that a people who forget their history are condemned to repeat it.  We imagine that this...

The plaques designating Red Bay as a World Heritage Site are...

This article was translated by John R. Bopp There are matters where we get the impression that either we're obsessed or we have a completely different...

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