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2006-08-10 07:20:00

By Robin Emmott ON BOARD THE YAVARI, Peru - In the heat of the engine room, huge copper-colored cylinders hiss as Capt. Carlos Saavedra pulls hard on the accelerator lever of the oldest working ship in the Americas. Four decades after Peru's navy abandoned the 144-year-old Yavari on the shores of Lake Titicaca, Englishwoman Meriel Larken has rescued the Victorian-era vessel from its wretched state. Larken hopes to begin cruise trips from next year, taking advantage of South America's boom in...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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