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  Ushant - LoveToKnow 1911
Ushant is about 3850 acres in extent and almost entirely granitic, with steep and rugged coasts accessible only at a few points, and rendered more dangerous by the frequency of fogs.
Ushant was ravaged by the English in 1388.
The lordship was made a marquisate in 1597 in favour of Rene de Rieux de Sourdeac, governor of Brest.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Ushant   (156 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Ushant marks the southern entrance to the western English Channel, the northern entrance being the Isles of Scilly, southwest of Land's End in Cornwall, Great Britain.
Ushant is famous for its maritime past, both as a fishing community and as a key landmark in the Channel approaches.
Ushant is also the title of the autobiography of the American poet and novelist Conrad Aiken, published in 1952.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Ushant   (398 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Second Battle of Ushant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Second Battle of Ushant was a naval battle fought between French and British squadrons near Ushant on 12 December 1781 during the American War of Independence.
The Ile dOuessant (in English Ushant, in Breton Enez Eusa) is an island in the English Channel which marks the north-westernmost point of European France.
December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Second-Battle-of-Ushant   (548 words)

  
 Ushant (Municipality, Finistère, France)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Ushant (capital, Lampaul) constitutes a municipality of the departement of Finistère.
According to P. Rault (Les drapeaux bretons de 1188 a nos jours [rau98]), the flag of Ushant is quartered, red in the first and fourth quarters, whereas the second and third quarters are an horizontally divided yellow-fl-yellow triband.
The flag is a banner of the arms of the Heusaff family, the former lords of the island.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/fr-29-ou.html   (220 words)

  
 SIEG Product: Historic land-use changes and implications of management in a small protected island
Ushant Island is now part of a regional natural park and is designated since 1988 as part of the Mer d’Iroise Biosphere Reserve.
Ushant Island is constituted of a plateau highly exposed to winds and, in the absence of trees, the only protections are little valleys and low stone walls (Couix and Le Berre 1996).
Though in 1952 the progression of land abandonment was not yet conveyed by the occurrence of shrubs, its consequences were already noticeable in the scattering of cultivated plots to the benefit of meadows and pastures.
www.pwrc.usgs.gov /resshow/howell/sieg/Products/prod2changes.html   (4371 words)

  
 November #3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Ushant is an old breed whose origin is unknown, however it is believed to be related to the Northern short-tailed sheep.
Originating on the island of Ouessant off the coast of France, the Ushant is a hardy breed adapted to severe living conditions on the island.
Ushants are a friendly sheep, easy to keep, and excellent with children because of their size.
www.quintillion.com /sheepbreeders2/reader/2000/nov_3.html   (435 words)

  
 Ushant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ushant (in Breton Enez Eusa, in French Ouessant) is an island in the English Channel which marks the north-westernmost point of European France.
Ushant marks the southern entrance to the western English Channel, the northern entrance being the Isles of Scilly, southwest of Land's End in Cornwall, Great Britain.
Ushant is famous for its maritime past, both as a fishing community and as a key landmark in the Channel approaches.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ushant   (441 words)

  
 Poetry
Ushant is a long lotus sleep, and as the title suggests, it is not only anti-epical, but a florid, comic pun.
The scatalogical in Ushant is aprioristic word sport, or logomachy, and is as much the toy and triffle of an idle brain as the phlegm of frogs and the spittle of newts, which are factitious and not riggish.
Ushant is based upon sensibility and imagery, and the ruttish joys of the ear instead of the mind.
www.poetrymagazine.org /webexclusive/flashback_0653.review.html   (951 words)

  
 Conrad Aiken
In his "autobiographical narrative" USHANT: AN ESSAY (1952), Aiken confessed that finding his parents dead, he "found himself possessed of them forever".
Ushant depicted his friendships with Malcolm Lowry, T.S. Eliot, and other figures he knew.
It dramatized the attempt of its protagonist, the author's persona, to read the palimpsest of hieroglyphs that constitutes the landscape of his soul, and mingled sketches of the literary generation between the wars with psychoanalytic free association.
www.kirjasto.sci.fi /caiken.htm   (1066 words)

  
 CNN.com - Peyron smashes round-world record - May 8, 2002
USHANT, Brittany -- Frenchman Bruno Peyron and his 12-strong crew aboard the catamaran Orange have smashed the Jules Verne non-stop round-the-world sailing record.
The offshore multihull skipper brought his 34-metre (110-foot) maxi catamaran across the Ushant finish line off the west coast of France at 1613 GMT on Sunday, knocking seven days off Olivier De Kersauson's 1997 record in Sport Elec.
Peyron was the first holder of the trophy, the unlimited fully crewed non-stop around-the-world sprint, in 1993 sailing the 26m (85ft) catamaran Commodore Explorer in a time of 76 days, 6 hours and 13 minutes from Ushant back to Ushant off the west coast of France.
edition.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/sailing/05/05/verne.spt   (634 words)

  
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She overcame the first hurdle during the night by crossing through a ridge of high pressure, and is now heading towards the north and a waypoint that Roger Nilson and Bruno Peyron fixed themselves near the Azores.
Once they have reached this virtual point on the charts, the giant catamaran will then be able to head for Ushant, and they hope to cover more than 600 miles on the first two days of next week.
We may finish late on the fifteenth, or during the night of the fifteenth, or maybe early on the sixteenth.
www.henrilloyd.com /news_open.asp?news_id=87   (703 words)

  
 Ushant
Battle of Ushant [Isle d'Ouessant] (27 July 1778) between the French and British fleets.
"The so-called Second Battle of Ushant, fought three years after the first, was not really a battle, but it had a good deal of impact on the naval operations of 1782 in the West Indies.
The French convoy carrying supplies for the Caribbean campaign of 1782, the one that was intended to capture Jamaica, left Brest in December of 1781.
xenophongroup.com /mcjoynt/ushant.htm   (1126 words)

  
 USHANT (Fr. Ouessant) - Online Information article about USHANT (Fr. Ouessant)
Ouessant) - Online Information article about USHANT (Fr.
Search over 40,000 articles from the original, classic Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th Edition.
action without decisive result was fought off Ushant between the English under See also:
encyclopedia.jrank.org /TUM_VAN/USHANT_Fr_Ouessant_.html   (237 words)

  
 CNN.com - Geronimo on record-breaking streak - Feb. 13, 2003
He sailed from Ushant to the Equator in 6 days, 11 hours and 26 minutes -- 1 day, 10 hours and 34 minutes ahead of Peyron.
Then he soared from Ushant to the Cape of Good Hope in 16 days, 14 hours and 35 minutes -- 2 days, 4 hours and 5 minutes ahead of Orange.
Its run from Ushant to Australia's southwestern Cape Leeuwin in 26 days, 4 hours and 53 minutes slashed over three days off the time set by Peyron.
edition.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/sailing/02/13/julesverne.spt/index.html   (320 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Ushant, France (French Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - Ushant, France (French Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
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A hazard to navigation and subject to intense fall and winter storms, Ushant has several lighthouses and marks the southwestern entrance to the English Channel.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/U/Ushant.html   (176 words)

  
 Germany's High Sea Fleet in the World War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Dived on account of an airship approaching from the east; it may be a captive balloon broken loose.
Voyage under water to the neighbourhood of Ushant (French island at the western end of the Channel).
Gave way, as impossible to fire at the time and no improvement in weather to be expected for next few hours.
www.richthofen.com /scheer/scheer14b.htm   (3666 words)

  
 Ushant Island, France
The island of Ouessant (in English traditionally Ushant), 7km/4-1/2mi long by 4km/2-1/2mi across, lies northwest of Brest, surrounded by treacherous cliffs, dangerous currents and a ring of lighthouses.
The Phare de Créac'h on the rugged northwest coast is a lighthouse which is passed by about 30,000 ships every year, marks the entrance to the English Channel.
Unauthorized duplication in part or whole without prior written consent prohibited by international laws.
www.planetware.com /brittany/ushant-island-f-bret-ilou.htm   (81 words)

  
 QUEEN HONOURS DAME ELLEN MAC ARTHUR SOLO NAVIGATION RECORD 8 FEBRUARY 2005 B&Q CASTORAMA | SOLAR NAVIGATOR WORLD ...
The feat was greeted with a shower of champagne by her shore team in the National Maritime Museum at Falmouth, Cornwall.
She crossed the finishing line near the French coast at Ushant at 2229 UTC on February 7, 2005 beating the previous record set by French sailor Francis Joyon by 1 day, 8 hours, 35 minutes, 49 seconds.
On her return to the UK on February 8, 2005, it was announced that she was to be appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in recognition of that achievement, becoming, it is believed, the youngest ever recipient of this honour.
www.solarnavigator.net /dame_ellen_macarthur.htm   (3307 words)

  
 Spanish Ladies
So the first land we made it is called the Deadman, Next Ram Head off Plymouth, Start, Portland and the Wight; We sailed hy Beachy, by Fairly and Dungeness, And then bore away for the South Foreland light.
Now the signal it was made for the Grand Fleet to anchor, All on the Downs that night for to meet; Then stand by your stoppers, see clear your shank-painters, Haul all your clew garnets, stick out tacks and sheets.
Now let every man take off his full bumper, Let every man take off his full bowl; For we will be jolly and drown melancholy, With a health to each jovial and true-hearted soul.
www.alansim.com /enghtml/eng147.html   (369 words)

  
 CNN.com - Geronimo sets record to Cape Horn - Feb. 21, 2003
The Jules Verne Trophy record stands at 64 days, 8 hours, 37 minutes and 24 seconds, set by Bruno Peyron sailing Orange in 2002.
On Thursday night after being at sea for 40 days and 16 hours, the giant trimaran had taken one day and 10 hours off the record from Ushant, France to the cape.
Re-entering the Atlantic Ocean, de Kersauson has now passed the worst of the obstacles in the circumnavigation and looks set to break the record.
cnn.com /2003/WORLD/sailing/02/21/julesverne.spt/index.html   (493 words)

  
 Storm Island
It is inhabited by about 800 permanent residents, some of whom raise sheep, and an equal number of people who come only for the summers.
British mariners, who call the island Ushant, have written about it for so long and with such foreboding that the name alone evokes dread.
In particular, the wreck there in 1896 of the passenger liner Drummond Castle, in which at least 240 lives were lost, still scars Britain's collective memory.
www.theatlantic.com /issues/2001/12/langewiesche.htm   (623 words)

  
 Poetry
We have received about a dozen letters protesting the tone of Edward Dahlberg's review of Conrad Aiken's Ushant (Poetry, February 1953), and one or two of our correspondents have asked for a statement of editorial policy regarding the prose we print.
Dahlberg had taken a serious and well-considered position about Ushant and that he could not express himself otherwise.
The appearance of a review in our pages indicates only that we consider the work of sufficient value to merit criticism.
www.poetrymagazine.org /webexclusive/flashback_0653.editorial.html   (860 words)

  
 Spanish Ladies
However, according to the Oxford Book of Sea Songs the earliest known reference to Spanish Ladies is in the logbook of the Nellie of 1796.
It is variously given as 34, 35 and 45 leagues.
From Ushant to Scilly is thirty five leagues.
www.contemplator.com /sea/sladies.html   (572 words)

  
 sail-world.com -- Geronimo approaching Ushant in Jules Verne attempt
With no wind to speak of, Olivier de Kersauson and his 10-man crew could either benefit or suffer from the high tides (tide coefficient 114), which are particularly strong at this Equinoctial time.
These currents can reach over seven knots near the island of Ushant, so with no engine and no wind, the trimaran must approach the line with great care, but paradoxically, it is this same current that may help her cross it!
At the time of Equinox, the day and night are of equal length, because the sun is above the earth's equator.
www.sail-world.com /news.cfm?Nid=9233   (479 words)

  
 ISAF - Orange Smashes Jules Verne Trophy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
1- Ushant ­ Cape of Good Hope in 18 days, 18 hours and 40 minutes
5- Ushant ­ Equator in 53 days, 4 hours and 49 minutes
Orange then proceeded from the finish line to the Rade de Brest where they moored up at the Port du Commerce last night to start the celebrations.
www.sailing.org /Default.asp?PID=6325   (402 words)

  
 sail-world.com -- Geronim crosses finish line at Ushant
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At 04:58:11 GMT today (05:58 French time), the Cap Gemini and Schneider Electric trimaran crossed the finish line off the island of Ushant after 68 days, 1 hour, 58 minutes and 2 seconds at sea, propelled by a weak northerly breeze and a favourable spring tide, which is unusually high during this Equinoctial period.
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www.sail-world.com /news.cfm?Nid=9238   (447 words)

  
 SOBRENA : Access
Located in Brest, at the most western part of Britanny, SOBRENA is ideally situated at the entrance of the English Channel.
Well known to seafarers, Ushant Island marks the entrance to the English Channel for all vessels heading to northern Europe.
Sheltered area offering safe mooring with more than 20m draft.
www.sobrena.com /access/access.html   (80 words)

  
 West Sea Co. Evolution of the Sextant
"This sextant was salvaged from the pilot house of the Norwegian steamship VICTORY by her master, after being sunk by gunfire from a German submarine 35 miles north of Ushant at 1:00 PM on July 6, 1917.
The master, 2nd mate, nine crewmen, and a stowaway were rescued from an open boat by the USS O'Brien at 5:30 A.M. on July 7th, 20 miles west of Ushant and were later landed at St. Nazaire, France.
As a token of his gratitude for the rescue the master gave this sextant to the Captain of the O'Brien."
www.westsea.com /tsg3/octlocker/octchart.htm   (6422 words)

  
 Military Music Lyrics : Napoleonic Guide : British music : Spanish Ladies :
The first land we sighted was called the Dodman,
Then the signal was made for the grand fleet to anchor,
Now let ev'ry man drink off his full bumper,
www.napoleonguide.com /music_spanlad.htm   (382 words)

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