Sailing barge Ceres carries cargoes on the Hudson

Ceres is a recently built craft trading non-perishable food goods up and down the Hudson river. As many British readers will instantly see, she’s a home-built boat modelled on Thames sailing barges of the past, and has the flat ‘swim’ head that sailing barges had some two centuries ago. Read all about how a carpenter-turned-farmer started up … Continue reading “Sailing barge Ceres carries cargoes on the Hudson”

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Steel built Forrest and Stream skiff now in service carrying passengers

   This adapted Forest & Stream skiff built by a bunch of troubled youngsters led by Intheboatshed.net regular Hans-Christian Rieck of the Graf Ship Association is now being used to carry groups of passengers on the canals around Nordhorn in Germany. These photos were taken by Horst Dudeck on the occasion of a trip by the Neuenhaus Stock Market … Continue reading “Steel built Forrest and Stream skiff now in service carrying passengers”

Sardine carrier Jacob Pike finds a new home

Sardine carrier Jacob Pike Penobscot Marine Museum of Maine, USA, has put up a very nice short series of films about the Maine sardine industry in general and the elegant sardine carrier Jacob Pike in particular. The museum has been forced to abandon the attempt to convert the Pike into a floating classroom because safety … Continue reading “Sardine carrier Jacob Pike finds a new home”