January 2016


14 Jan Hokulea says Aloha to St Helena

After 16 days at sea sailing from Cape Town on a round-the-world trip to Brazil, traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe the Hokulea reached St Helena on Friday 8 January. The double-hulled Hokulea left its base at Honolulu, Hawaii, last year, and its crew members are sailing without...

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Ladder Hill c1860

07 Jan The History of Ladder Hill

Our thanks go to Barbara B George, who has shared the following fascinating history of a St Helena landmark from her booklet “Ladder Hill, The Inclined Plane and the Ladder”: The initial ladder to the fort at the top of the hill where the troops were...

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