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The Last Cape Horners; The End of the Great Sailing Ship Era

Gustaf Erikson of Finland owned the last great fleet of square-rigged sailing ships the world would ever see. We hear amazing stories from the men who sailed in them in the ‘Grain Races’ right up until 1949 – to Europe by way of Cape Horn.

Blending early stills and film technology footage with late in life interviews of participants decades after is glorious for humanity.