ULVERSTON 14A - Sir John Barrow's Cottage
Sir John Barrow's Cottage, Dragley Beck, Ulverston in Cumbria.
Sir John Barrow was born here in 1764. John left school at thirteen to work as a clerk, but got a taste for travel after joining a whaling expedition to Greenland at the age of 16. His love of astronomy led to an interest in navigation and he rose to become Second Secretary to the Admiralty. He passionately encouraged exploration of the Arctic to discover the North West Passage. In 1830 was a key figure in the founding of the National Geographic Society.
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