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Faversham Creek Trust launched to revitalise historic waterway

The Faversham Creek Trust launched yesterday will ‘work with both local and national government to regenerate shipbuilding and marine activity, creating a vibrant, revitalised working creek and skilled jobs for local people’. That sounds like good news to me – … Continue reading

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The Medway by paddlesteamer

VIC 56, just outside Chatham Dockyard. Click on the images in this post (and most others!) for much larger photos The weather forecast predicted strong winds and thunderstorms – so I decided against going sailing. But what to do instead? … Continue reading

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Refurbished Thames barge Edith May at sea and sailing well

[ad#intheboatshed-post] Edward Gransden has kindly been in touch with these photos of the Thames sailing barge named Edith May, which has this month been sailing for the first time in ten years or more. Here’s what he says: ‘Please find attached … Continue reading

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