Old Photograph James Gordon Bennett Born In Banffshire Scotland


Old photograph of James Gordon Bennett, who was born on September 1, 1795, to a prosperous Roman Catholic family in Newmill, Banffshire, Scotland. At age 15, Bennett entered the Roman Catholic seminary in Aberdeen, where he remained for four years. After leaving the seminary, he read voraciously on his own and traveled throughout Scotland. In 1819, he joined a friend who was sailing to North America. After four weeks they landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where Bennett briefly worked as a schoolmaster till he had enough money to sail south to Portland, Maine, where he again taught school in the village of Addison, moving on to Boston, Massachusetts by New Year's Day, 1820. He worked in New England as a proofreader and bookseller before the Charleston Courier in Charleston, South Carolina hired him to translate Spanish language news reports, so he briefly relocated to The South. He moved back north to New York City in 1823, where he worked first as a freelance paper writer and, then, assistant editor of the New York Courier and Enquirer, one of the oldest newspapers in the city. He eventually became the founder, editor and publisher of the New York Herald and a major figure in the history of American newspapers. He died in Manhattan, New York City, on June 1, 1872.



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Spring Afternoon Road Trip Drive From Falkirk To Perth Perthshire Scotland



Tour Scotland afternoon Spring, travel video of a road trip drive, with Scottish music, from Falkirk on the M9, M876, A876, and M90 roads all the way to the city of Perth, Perthshire. Typical Scottish weather in Spring, some sun, some mist, often cloudy

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Tour Scotland Travel Video Caledonian Canal Loch Ness Highlands



Tour Scotland travel video Blog of the Caledonian Canal at the South entrance to Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands of Scotland. The canal runs some 60 miles from northeast to southwest. Only one third of the entire length is man made, the rest being formed by Loch Dochfour, Loch Ness, Loch Oich, and Loch Lochy. These lochs are located in the Great Glen, on a geological fault in the Earth's crust.

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Tour Scotland Travel Video Ferry Over The Sea To Armadale Isle Of Skye Inner Hebrides



Tour Scotland travel video Blog of the ferry from Mallaig going over the sea to Armadale, Scottish Gaelic: Armadale, near the southern end of the Sleat Peninsula on the Isle Of Skye, Inner Hebrides, Scotland.

Speed bonnie boat like a bird on the wing
Onward the sailors cry.
Carry the lad that's born to be king
Over the sea to Skye
Loud the wind howls
Loud the waves roar
Thunderclaps rend the air
Baffled our foes
Stand by the shore
Follow they will not dare
Speed bonnie boat like a bird on the wing
Onward the sailors cry.
Carry the lad that's born to be king
Over the sea to Skye
Many's the lad fought on that day
Well the claymore did wield
When the night came
Silently lain
Dead on Colloden field
Speed bonnie boat like a bird on the wing
Onward the sailors cry.
Carry the lad that's born to be king
Over the sea to Skye
Though the waves heave
Soft will ye sleep
Ocean's a royal bed
Rocked in the deep
Flora will keep
Watch by your weary head
Speed bonnie boat like a bird on the wing
Onward the sailors cry.
Carry the lad that's born to be king
Over the sea to Skye

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Tour Scotland Travel Video Skye Bridge Over Loch Alsh Isle Of Skye Inner Hebrides



Tour Scotland travel video Blog of Skye Bridge, Scottish Gaelic: Drochaid an Eilein Sgitheanaich, a road bridge over Loch Alsh, to Isle Of Skye, Inner Hebrides, Scotland. The Isle of Skye is connected to the mainland by this road bridge. Connecting the mainland village of Kyle of Lochalsh to the village of Kyleakin on Skye. The main bridge is a concrete arch, supported by two piers. This connects Skye to the small island called Eilean Bàn which has a lighthouse just below the bridge. The the rest of the bridge is level across to the mainland. The total distance across is 1.5 miles The main arch is about 35 metres high, a 30 metre clearance for boats at high tide.

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