Category Archives: Culture: songs, stories, photography and art

Traditions and culture relevant to the world of real boating and sailors

British Pathé – The Fishing Village, Sailor Comes Home and Land’s End Wreck Drama

And this, via Fowey boatbuilder Marcus Lewis



NMMC sets up international vernacular craft database

Vernacular craft database

National Maritime Museum Cornwall scholars are assembling a database of details of craftsman-built boats from around the world that are known to be in the UK and are appealing for information about suitable craft that should be added.

See the index here.

Many of those identified so far are held in museum and other collections, but they turn up in some strikingly unexpected places – including a Sri Lankan boat that is part of a shop display on the isle of Skye.

The craft should be essentially craftsman-built rather than designed by a designer or marine architect, locally-built and suitable for local conditions. Most are working boats which were used for fishing and transport.

Celebrated artist Martyn Mackrill exhibits at London chandlers Arthur Beale

Honorary painter to the Royal Yacht Squadron and the Royal Thames Yacht Club Martyn Mackrill has an exhibition showing 27 works at central London chandlers Arthur Beale. I can’t say I’ve ever heard of an art exhibition taking place at a chandlers’ before, but Beale’s really isn’t like any other chandlers I know – except that it does sell useful stuff…

Two of the works executed in black wash are shown above, although most are in colour. See the Flipping Book presentation.

Prices for the works range from £550.00 to £7,800.00.

The show runs until the 22nd November and admission is free, and the catalogue is priced at £7.50.

For information about finding Beales’, opening times and the rest, see the Arthur Beale website.