Tag Archives: History

Punt gunning – including an interesting description of the original double-ended Poole canoe

It turns out that Poole Harbour’s famous Pool canoes were not always flat-bottomed skiffs developed for use with a small outboard motor – in their earlier versions they were double ended rowing boats used for wildfowling. There’s some interesting history … Continue reading

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Storms, and Captain Washington’s report following the 1848 storms

Talking of storms as most folks probably were last night, I happened to mention Captain Washington RN and his report to Parliament following the Moray Firth fishing disaster of 1848, in which 124 boats were lost, many while trying to enter … Continue reading

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Sailing barge Westmoreland returns to Lower Halstow – and needs funds

This may not look like much to most folks – but it shows the brickie barge Westmoreland returning to Lower Halstow a few days ago. The next step in bringing her back to life is to put in a bid for … Continue reading

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