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A True and Sad Story about Fuegia Basket and Captain Fitzroy

... (what a jolly name!), he was too weak to shoot himself in a proper way. His shot was not exactly fortunate, and he died in the throes two weeks later. The Beagle lost her captain but not for long. In October 1828, the post was appointed to Lieutenant Robert Fitzroy who was just 23 at the moment. This year the humankind should have celebrated his 200th birthday, but it failed to do so. On July 5, 2005, I was most likely the only person to have a shot of rum in the memory of the Beagle’s Captain… ...

Modified: 30.01.2006
Robert Fitzroy , Fitzroy , Beagle , Darwin , Tierra del Fuego , Fuegians
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