Brother Matthew Webb

January 19th 1848 – July 24th 1883

Member of:

Neptune Lodge # 22 St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

The first recorded person to swim the English Channel without the use of artificial aids for sport purpose. On 25 August 1875, Webb swam from Dover to Calais in fewer than 22 hours.

map of Capt Mathew Webbs Channel crossing

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