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Maine seafaring ancestors a fascinating topic

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  • David Sylvester
    Clara Pendleton Blanchard, one of the Searsport Pendletons, had six children in the 19th century - three of them born at sea. John Battick describes
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      Clara Pendleton Blanchard, one of the Searsport Pendletons, had six
      children in the 19th century - three of them born at sea. John Battick
      describes Blanchard's spouse, William H. Blanchard, as "husband, ship
      captain - and midwife."

      In fact, Blanchard was known for his delivery skills to the point that
      other captains, if their wives were about to give birth, hoped that
      Blanchard might be in port when the time came.

      Amazing. .....


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