A mystery boat – can anyone identify this old clinker-built dinghy?

[ad name=”intheboatshed-post”] A mystery dinghy with a rather nice old-fashioned shape. But what is she, and how old? Mal Nicholson has sent me these two photos of a boat he has bought, and which he intends to fettle up for use as a tender with the Humber sloop known as Spider T. Read all about … Continue reading “A mystery boat – can anyone identify this old clinker-built dinghy?”

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Photos of the Humber keel now known as MFH

Old photos of the steam keel Gainsborough Trader, supplied by the the Humber Keel and Sloop Preservation Society Alan Gardiner has sent me two old photos of the keel MFH, otherwise known as Master of Fox Hounds and in her earlier life Gainsborough Trader. In doing so he’s really replying to Peter Radclyffe’s question following … Continue reading “Photos of the Humber keel now known as MFH”

The White Ship – Portuguese fishing schooner

[ad name=”intheboatshed-post”] Here’s a fabulous piece of film following the crew of a Portuguese schooner fishing off the Grand Banks in the middle of the last century, complete with footage of dories stacked on deck and being rowed and lifted aboard, and the fishermen themselves hauling long lines, gutting fish, getting lost in fog and … Continue reading “The White Ship – Portuguese fishing schooner”