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Great Britain's coastal trade goes on daily, and the public knows little of the hazards and adventures of the coastwise sailor. Tonight, a coastwise sailor is to tell listeners something of his daily life and work. Deep-sea sailors are often unaware of the skill necessary for navigating a coastal vessel, and there is little glamour or romance about the coastal steamer. The pithy retort of the master of a coaster to a question by a deep-sea captain embodies in a nut-shell the whole difference between deep-sea and coastwise navigation. The deep sea captain said : ' You limpet-scrapers are quite happy near the land, but how do you feet when it fades below the horizon ? ' ' The same as you feel when you draw near the land and can't see the pilot boat,' retorted the coastwise skipper.

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

About Regional Programme

Regional Programme is a radio channel that started transmitting on the 9th March 1930 and ended on the 9th September 1939. It was replaced by BBC Home Service.

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