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Dutch barges on the Medway, near Allington

  A photogallery stroll on the River Medway at Allington in Kent, including Dutch barges, a Thames barge yacht, various other craft and an Archimedes screw – I must visit with a larger camera some day, as it’s an impressive … Continue reading

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Charles Dickens the younger goes off on one

One of Whistler’s ‘nocturne’ series paintings dated 1872-5, including showing a lighter or dumb barge on the Thames in London. The image is from the Wikipedia I’ve been greatly enjoying Dickens’s Dictionary of the Thames from its Source to the … Continue reading

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Traditional steel Dutch dinghy and Forest & Stream skiff compared

[ad#intheboatshed-post] Dutch dinghy and steel-built Forest & Stream skiff Over in Holland, Hans-Christian Rieck has taken these photos of a traditional steel-built Dutch dinghy of a type often used as tenders to steel-built barges and other craft. They’re strikingly curvaceous … Continue reading

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