Come on, you chaps, time to dig deep

Occasional Gruts commenter, Friend of Charles Darwin, ship's master, Yorkshireman, and all-round good egg, Peter McGrath, has finally started accepting PayPal donations for the Beagle Project. The project's aim is to build a working replica of HMS Beagle, celebrating Charles Darwin's 200th anniversary and helping to inspire a new generation of scientists.

This isn't your typical half-baked, internet-based campaign. I'm in regular email contact with Peter, and, if anyone can get this thing built and on the water, it's him. Check out his weblog for more background info.

Go on, I'll be your best mate!

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.


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