Above: Old Manse Inn, one of the many former sea captains’ houses for which Brewster is famous. http://www.oldmanseinn.com/
Above: View of Budleigh Salterton from the sea.
Left: Mayflower II, at Plymouth, Cape Cod, replica of the original ship of 1620 that brought pilgrims from England to Massachusetts. Picture credit: http://www.freephoto.com/
Right: Bentley Continental GT
Brewster is celebrated for its sea captains, having more in proportion to its population during the 19th century than any town in America. Fifty shipmasters resided in the town in the year 1850 alone. One of the most famous was Captain Josiah Knowles, master of the Clipper Ship Wild Wave. He became a legendary figure in the Pacific, sailing thousands of miles in a home-built 30-foot schooner with six crewmen when the Wild Wave was shipwrecked in the Pitcairn Islands in 1858, resulting in the rescue of its 30 castaway crew members and 10 passengers.
Right: Sea captain Josiah Knowles
Above: Heather and gorse cover Budleigh’s neighbouring heathland where 10 miles of permissive paths have been established.
Baseball or croquet?
Above: The logo of Brewster Whitecaps baseball team.
Right: Budleigh Salterton Croquet Club welcomes new members.