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An illustrated Brighton travel guide Circa 1834

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84            CURIOUS ANECDOTE.
appearing was now obvious ; the long tubes of the barnacles, being full of air, had rendered the sunken vessel specifically lighter than the water; and she arose from off her watery bed after the lapse of nearly twenty years.' The author adds: ■ The per­son from whom I heard this curious incident, was one of the spectators : he had preserved some remarkably fine specimens. It is a fact that may possibly suggest some mode of ren­dering vessels so buoyant as not to sink in even the most tremendous storms.'"
Edward and Lewis were much de­lighted with the account their mother gave them of the barnacle, and of the surprising reappearance of the sunken vessel.
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