Dr Strangelove goes gunning – H C Folkard’s scary wildfowling boats

[ad name=”intheboatshed-post”] Folkard’s remarkable shooting boat with a gun on its bows – click on the thumbnail for a bigger image A few days ago a correspondent named Graeme reminded me that H C Folkard’s 19th century book The Sailing Boat includes a fair number of pages about boats used for shooting wildfowl, and commented … Continue reading “Dr Strangelove goes gunning – H C Folkard’s scary wildfowling boats”

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”