Friday, July 24, 2009

British-Nicaragua Hovercraft Expedition - 1995

Many thanks to Dr. Jean-Michel MAES, Nicaragua for sending me this Special Cover as part of cover round robin held at

A British team lead by Mike Cole, Director of Peace and Hope Trust, operating in Nicaragua since the end of the civil-war, made this expedition to find a way of linking the isolated Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua with the more affluent Pacific coast.

In 1995, he used two hovercrafts (Griffon 2000 TD - shown in the stamp, and RR501) in San Juan river in Nicaragua, to successfully cross Nicaragua and demonstrate the ability of the vehicles to provide the desperately needed link between the separate regions.

The expedition showed how hovercraft could be used to establish a communication link between the isolated villages of Nicaragua and its larger cities.


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