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Captain Matthew Webb, first man to swim the English Channel

Captain Matthew Webb, first man to swim the English Channel

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Captain Matthew Webb, the first man to swim the English Channel, 1875. Captain Webb (1848-1883) set off from Dover on 24 August 1875, arriving in Calais 21 3/4 hours later. Webb was killed trying to swim under Niagara Falls in 1883. From Vanity Fair. October 1875). Artist: Carlo Pellegrini.

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