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As far as I know, the race of Aerandir & co. is nowhere stated. The mariners could have been Men, too, I suppose. So is it quite correct to have this article in the category "Elves"? --Tik 01:33, 7 November 2007 (EST)

I think it presumed so, as presumably in turn the mariners were drawn from where Eärendil dwelt; i.e., the Mouths of Sirion. --Narfil Palùrfalas 07:56, 7 November 2007 (EST)