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Oct 9, 2021

Caernarfon's famous Cape Horner

In the days of sail power, only the bravest seamen voyaged around Cape Horn, but ship's captain Robert Thomas of Caernarfon did it many times, breaking the record for the fastest Cardiff to San Francisco sailing in 1887. He died in San ...

Francisco after a particularly arduous voyage in 1902. For more on the story of this once celebrated master mariner, use your mobile phone to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes outside his former home in Segontium Road South. Or click here