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150 Years Of The Shipping Forecast

31st August 2017
150 Years Of The Shipping Forecast

#ShippingForecast - Do you know your Dogger from your Fisher? If so, it’s likely you know the Shipping Forecast, the 150th anniversary of which was marked last Thursday 24 August.

But do you know how the specialised weather broadcast came to be? How many areas it comprises? Or what day it failed to air for the first time in almost a century?

All that and more are included in Yachting & Boating World’s list of 10 interesting facts about the four-times-daily institution for mariners of all stripes in British and Irish waters.

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MacDara Conroy

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MacDara Conroy is a contributor covering all things on the water, from boating and wildlife to science and business

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