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Photographer:John Jones [View profile]Title:PhoenicianAdded:Aug 27, 2007
Photo Category: Traditional rig sailing ships under 120'(36.6m)LOA
81 grt built in 1922 by Wills & Packham, Sittingbourne.
Seen under full sail in the Thames Estuary 26th August 2007.
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John Jones on Aug 28, 2007 22:00 (11 years ago)
Glad you liked it Kent,
we are especially lucky around here in that many of these Thames sailing barges still exist and are maintained and actively used, the day previous to this saw the Southend Barge Match where a flotilla of them raced around a set course. They are so much part of our maritime heritage and its good to see them still going. In fact one that I spent my first school trip 'away' on, the Dawn, is being lovingly restored near to my home. I am taking progress shots and endeavour to sail on her once again upon completion of the works :-) (And before anybody says they have no place on here I will point out that these were the 'general cargo ships' of their day round here.)
John J.
Kent Malo on Aug 28, 2007 00:47 (11 years ago)
Like Derek said, good one John, we don't get to see many like this our way, it makes it extra special.
DEREK SANDS on Aug 27, 2007 21:23 (11 years ago)
Great shot John, these are always impressive under sail.
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