The real story of the Amaryllis and the first racing catamarans. It seems the tale is not quite as some folks have liked to tell it in the past, and the cat did not attract universal opposition… And, as always, Amaryllis designer Captain Nat Herreshoff’s part in it is fascinating.
The excellent Spitalfields Life takes a trip to Chatham Dockyard, and meets and ancient mariner… See also the Gentle Author’s outings to Sheerness and the Old Royal Naval College at Greenwich.
My thanks to Malcolm Woods for spotting this one.
This is a very familiar place, but I don’t often see it from quite this angle…