Friday, April 16, 2010

Boat #355, Dahomey

Where the heck is Dahomey? Well, wikipedia tells me:

Dahomey was the name of a country in west Africa now called the Republic of Benin. The Kingdom of Dahomey was a powerful west African state founded in the seventeenth century which survived until 1894. From 1894 until 1960 Dahomey was a part of French West Africa. The independent Republic of Dahomey existed from 1960-1975. In 1975, the country was re-named "The People's Republic of Benin".

So it turns out Dahomey is nowhere anymore. I wonder if I've got any boats from the Republic of Benin?


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