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Clippings from an 88-day journey across in Atlantic

In 1956, three men lashed together nine telephone poles and made a raft that sailed across the Atlantic. Battling a shark and giant waves, Henri Beaudot, Marc Modena and Gaston Vanackere spent 88 days at sea with two kittens (a gift for the Duke of Bedford).

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Photo of raftmate Marc Modena from the scrapbook of Henri Beaudout in his home in Montreal, August 3, 2012. Fifty-six years ago this month, three men and two kittens came into sight of Faltmouth harbour, Britain, aboard a raft made of logs lashed tightly together with rope. The seafarers had launched with official fanfare from King's Wharf in Halifax 88 days earlier, and arrived to a curious and welcoming country.

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Photo of Henri Beaudout from the scrapbook of Henri Beaudout in his home in Montreal, August 3, 2012.

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Photo of raftmate Gaston Vanackere from the scrapbook of Henri Beaudout in his home in Montreal, August 3, 2012.

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Pages from the scrapbook of Henri Beaudout in his home in Montreal, August 3, 2012.

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Pages from a magazine cover showing Marc Modena and Henri Beaudout in the scrapbook of Henri Beaudout in his home in Montreal, August 3, 2012.

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Pages from the scrapbook of Henri Beaudout in his home in Montreal, August 3, 2012. Photo of shark that attacked them at sea.

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