Gamecock, built at Collar’s boatyard, Whitstable, in 1907. I took these
photos in Faversham Creek last weekend from the decks of Dorma, a
1923 Hillyard – thanks for the trip Steve!
I was charmed this week to find the story of Simply Whitstable website.told by the
The yard remained for many years in he same family, and among their famous smacks are Rose and Ada, Gamecock and Emeline.
Simply Whitstable also has sections onand on the town’s , including material about the famous local oyster beds, spratting, whelking, various rescues – and tales of old boats.
For more on smacks generally, see the Wikipedia.and the
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