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Post  Sirop14 on Tue May 08, 2018 8:43 pm

Up Close … with Edmond Mussard

08-May-2018
‘The most important thing in life is to get back up after falling down’

Still without an airstrip to date, La Digue has always relied on its home-built schooners and the know-how of its dedicated skippers and seaman for essential daily supply trips, as well as for transportation outside the island.
In an era where motorboats and landing crafts are taking over, La Digue, an island with a strong boat building reputation, will always remain an icon and living archive of real seamanship and craftsmanship.
Reminiscing, one can never forget the days of schooner Aroa, later changed to La Belle Edma which was skippered by its owner Edmond Mussard, affectionately known as ‘Pti Edmond’.
Songs from famous Diguois artists Despilly William (Roule La Belle Edma) and Sonny Morgan (Me pa Aroa) bear testimony to the services rendered by the schooners.
Strange enough, Pti Edmond, now retired, has chosen Mahe as his place of retreat, instead of his beloved La Digue. Spotted sitting under his verandah in a quiet location at Anse Etoile, the charismatic figure willingly agreed to share some of his life’s moments with me.
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Post  Sirop14 on Tue May 08, 2018 8:48 pm


‎Derick Ally‎ to Seychelles and the Sea.

November 12, 2012 · South Norwood ·
I pay tribute to the great seafarers of our sister island La Digue, especially those who have left us: Seraphin Payet (Coy), Edmond Mussard (Grand Edmond), his son, Hensley Mussard (le raconteur par excellence), and many others. They did their bit.......
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