H.M.S. Beagle, 1820–1870
“She belongs to that much-abused class, the ‘10-gun brigs’ ... notwithstanding which; she has proved herself, ... in all kinds of weather, an excellent sea boat.” —John Lort Stokes
American Scientist revisits a classic article from 1975 on the ship that carried Darwin on his famous voyage. The story is updated with findings since publication, including an endeavor underway to build a full-scale replica of the Beagle.
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