Category Archives: Barges and wherries

Barges and wherries and other working boats originally for carrying cargoes

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Forest & Stream skiff

Just about everyone who comes to these pages is some kind of boat nut, and I’m a boat nut too. I’d like to make this weblog as interesting and useful to us all as possible, and I want to fill it with news and photographs about:

•Projects about old boats, historic boats, traditionally-built boats, and traditionally-derived boats.

•Boating history and traditions.

•The skills involved, the craftsmen and the available training.

So, whether you own these kinds of boats, work on them, sell them, build them, paint or photograph them, write about their history, design them, run a club or organise events, or collect old songs and stories connected with them – if you would like to bring your projects to the attention of a wider public, email me now at gmatkin@gmail.com!

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Some dreamy photos from Maylandsea

Tonight I thought you might like to see some more of my holiday snaps.

This time they’re of the barges Pudge, Wivenhoe and Xylonite, which I managed to photograph one afternoon and evening while sailing with my friend John Adams 18 months or so ago. I hope you like them… Let me know in the comment box below if you want to see more!

For more on barges and wherries http://intheboatshed.net/?cat=4

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