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The best pictures of Captain Matthew Webb

Posted in Best pictures, Boats, Bravery, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, News, Sea, Sporting Heroes on Thursday, 8 October 2015

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The best pictures of Captain Webb are vivid images of the Channel swimmer who would later drown at the foot of the Niagara Falls in 1883.
The first picture shows Webb coming ashore in Calais.

Captain Webb, picture, image, illustration

Matthew Webb, the first man to swim the English Channel in August 1875 by John Keay

The second picture shows the safety boats alongside his nocturnal swim.

Captain Webb, picture, image, illustration

Captain Webb's attempt to swim across the English Channel, Hot Coffee by Moonlight

The third picture shows his portrait.

Captain Webb, picture, image, illustration

Matthew Webb by John Keay

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