Some ancient photos of famous old boats

[ad name=”intheboatshed-post”] Tilikum at Margate, with Captain John Voss standing at the bows. As usual click on the images for much larger photographs Fishing luggers sailing out of Mevagissey, Cornwall Falmouth quay punt Lowestoft trawlers in a shot that looks more like a painting than a photo West Mersea smacks looking very handsome on a … Continue reading “Some ancient photos of famous old boats”

A well-travelled skiff

[ad name=”intheboatshed-post”] Venus, a well-travelled Thames-style skiff spotted in Australia by Jeff Cole Lest we get too doomy, and serious I’ve decided to post this photo of an 1880s single-scull Thames-style skiff hanging in a country nursery at Victoria, Australia. Jeff Cole, who spotted and photographed Venus for us, says the story is that she … Continue reading “A well-travelled skiff”

The Beale Park Thames Boat Show – and another shed

I was thinking today about the Beale Park Boat Show of 2005, and it occurred to me that some of you might be interested in some of the photos I brought back. Chuck Leinweber posted some of them on his excellent Duckworks e-magazine for small boat enthusiasts. Here are my shots from 2005: Here … Continue reading “The Beale Park Thames Boat Show – and another shed”