Carriacou sloops on Youtube

[ad name=”intheboatshed-post”] Reader Larry Henry got in touch the other day to alert me to this video on YouTube promoting photographer Alexis Andrews’ two books (volumes I and II) celebrating the Carriacou sloops of Dominica. By January I expect to watch this daily, just wishing I could be anywhere that’s warm and bathed in the … Continue reading “Carriacou sloops on Youtube”

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Carr and Mason on the Thames Barge

[ad name=”intheboatshed-post”] A Thames barge in the Swin, by Frank Mason. Click on the picture for a bigger image I’ve put this drawing of a Thames barge up this morning in honour of a group of pals who as I write are holidaying off the Essex Coast in the Thames barge named Centaur. The sun’s … Continue reading “Carr and Mason on the Thames Barge”

Frank Carr writing on bawleys

[ad name=”intheboatshed-post”] ‘The Leigh bawleys which formĀ  the subject of Mr Mason’s drawing are a type that it is indeed a pity to see vanishing from the Thames Estuary and giving place to a class of modern motor craft, less pleasing in design, where sails are but auxiliary to power.’ Frank Carr describes the history … Continue reading “Frank Carr writing on bawleys”