Jeff’s old photo of fishing boats – but where are they? My sympathy goes out
to the two guys rowing in that light weather. Just how far did they have to row
that day before they found a breeze?
Regular readers will remember that Jeff Cole has sent intheboatshed.net some great old photos from his collection – see them here – and has now turned up this dreamy little photo from an earlier time.
But where is the fishing station? Having thought about it for a while, and discussed the issue with my pal Steve Taylor (see comments below), we think this is Hastings, and that the structure on the right wall is the old harbour wall that was destroyed many decades ago.
RX is actually the code for the port of Rye, but the Hastings boats are registered as under the Rye authority.
By the way, this useful list of port letters may be useful some time when you’re trying to identify a fishing craft’s home port.