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Captain Flint’s houseboat explained

  Weblogger, author and TV producer Sophie Neville unpicks the real story behind the legend of Captain Flint’s houseboat. ‘When people see the SY Gondola on Coniston today, in all her re-built glory, she seems rather plush to have been cast by … Continue reading

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Ransome’s Amazon on show at Coniston

     Amazon was one of two boats purchased in 1928 by Dr EHR Altounyan, so that his children could learn to sail with the help of family friend Arthur Ransome, by then an established author and journalist, and cruising … Continue reading

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Coniston Regatta 2013, 30th May to the 1st June

     The fourth Coniston Regatta 2013 runs from Thursday 30th May to the Saturday the 1st June, and everyone is invited – including traditional boat owners and their boats. Organiser Greg Simpson has been in touch to say that … Continue reading

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