Tag Archives: navy

Steam yachts of a century ago, from Jeff Cole’s collection

    Dodo, Valhalla and Consuelo Today’s gallery of photos are of steam yachts, and they belong to a collection that Jeff Cole acquired back when he was a teenager. Except for Dodo he says they are all private steam yachts, … Continue reading

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Steam pinnace 199 open day at Gosport, 2nd February

The Steam pinnace 199 project is holding an open day this Saturday at the Maritime Workshop, Gosport, Hampshire, from 10am to 3pm – she’s been undergoing a refit at the workshop since February 2012. Built in 1911, Steam pinnace 199 is a wooden-hulled picket … Continue reading

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A love song about the Montagu whaler

Montagu whaler – a boat type that inspires a deep affection among some of those who have known them well There’s a song about everything in my experience, and I’m not shy about reminding folks of this important cultural fact. … Continue reading

Posted in Culture: songs, stories, photography and art, Racing rowing and paddling, Rowing boat, Sailing boat, Small boats, Uncategorized, wooden boat | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments