308 Fool’s Gold



A host of Elizabeth explorers explored the world in the late Elizabethan reign. Did they achieve anything, or were there efforts a false start?

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  1. Oh, there’s a Northwest Passage, right enough. There wasn’t during Elizabeth’s reign, though. Global warming has changed many things, regrettably.

    Oh, in case anyone is wondering: John Lok of this episode would appear to be great-great-great-great grandfather of the person you probably first thought of when you heard the name.

    1. Thank you John. I think wonder if I’d be pulled up on the northwest passage thing. Even now it’s not a commercial shipping route is it?

      1. I don’t think it’s being regularly used, but it has been used for shipping. As I recall, a Chinese ship that wouldn’t fit in the locks through the Panama Canal went that way. There was a decent bit of “global warming is real, yo” in the news areas I tend to read at the time, although it had been predicted for ages.
        There may have been others, I’m not sure who tracks something like this.

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