Sailing barge Edith May wins National Historic Ships national flagship title for 2012

Thames sailing barge Edith May has been named National Historic Ships national flagship for 2012. In the year of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant, it seems particularly appropriate that the winner for 2012 is a vessel specifically designed to trade on the Thames. Edith May is an 86ft barge built by J&H Cann of Harwich … Continue reading “Sailing barge Edith May wins National Historic Ships national flagship title for 2012”

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Refurbished Thames barge Edith May at sea and sailing well

[ad name=”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 a couple of photos from our first sail. We are intending to charter with … Continue reading “Refurbished Thames barge Edith May at sea and sailing well”

Seagull for sale

Ian Standingford has been in touch to say that there’s an Essex-built example of the American-designed Seagull design up for sale on Apollo Duck. Here’s what he says about it: ‘Hi Gavin, ‘I remember you had some correspondence at one time about the American Seagull design? ‘Browsing on “Apollo Duck” I see there is one such … Continue reading “Seagull for sale”