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Matthew Atkin photographs Mumbai’s fishing port Sassoon Dock

Sassoon 35

In his quest for interesting boats to photograph for in the boat shed, my brother Matthew Atkin has seen some sights, but probably none have been as overwhelming as Sassoon Dock.

Here’s what he says:

‘Sassoon Dock – as you can probably tell – really blew me away. The stench was terrible and the heat intense – the soup you had to walk through of fish heads, shrimp shells, diesel and unimaginable black stuff was awful, however I was the only westerner to be seen and felt like I was going back 100 years.

‘All the photos were taken on a Sunday morning. Next time I eat shrimp I hope it is well washed as I now know how it gets shelled and to my plate.’

Thanks for the photos Matt!

Les Amis du Biche are trying to contact ex-Biche owner Graham ‘Dusty’ Miller



Photo from the Wikimedia Commons

The folks of Les Amis du Biche, which has in recent years restored and relaunched the impressive old tunny fisherman, are working on a book project about her history – including her time in English ownership.

To that end, they are trying to contact ex-owner Graham ‘Dusty’ Miller, to learn things about the time during which he owned Biche. If you can help, buzz them an email at patrimoine@lebiche.com .

Read about Biche here.

Torbay Regatta, 1936

My thanks go to fishing boat scholar Mike Smylie of Kipperland for spotting this one!

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