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Kentish Sail Association takes the Sea Cadets out on a barge, and publishes its 2012 calendar

A group of Faversham Sea Cadets had a day’s sailing on board a traditional sailing barge in October thanks to the Kentish Sail Association. The KSA is best known for organising the Swale Match each year, but getting youngsters afloat … Continue reading

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Photos of Bremerhaven harbour, and its almost lost dry dock

The 1850 dry docks at Bremerhaven, photographed last week The dry dock photo from Bremerhaven harbour above shows what can happen when these treasures of industrial archaeology fall into utter neglect. No doubt the folks of Appledore will take careful … Continue reading

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Launch day approaches for Mat Gravener’s Norfolk Broads half-decker Jamesia II

  Joe Farrow has kindly sent in an update of the progress Mat Gravener has made in restoring and repairing the Norfolk Broads half-decker Jamesia II. As usual, click on the photos above for bigger images. For an earlier post … Continue reading

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