Category Archives: Barges and wherries

Barges and wherries and other working boats originally for carrying cargoes

Mac’s story

A week or two ago, the well loved barge skipper Mac sadly passed away far too young. In recent years he was well known for skippering the Lady of the Lea.

Here’s a great video of him talking about his sailing life. I know those who knew him have probably seen it, but I post it for those who, like me, didn’t have that privelege.

The Barge Parade in Docklands this weekend


This weekend’s Barge Parade, all tied up in West India Dock. Nine in a row isn’t a sight you see too often… Read all about it at the Barge Parade website!

Thanks for the photo, Nigel of Bexley!

PS – here’s a very nice time lapse video from Repertor during the parade.

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