Aboard the Mark Prior

The Priors vessels carrying gravel from Fingringhoe to Deptford are a frequent sight on the Thames Estuary if you sail that way. They’re comforting in a way, for they can be almost the only other craft on the water…

So it’s nice to see that Chris Gosling has wangled his way aboard to make a film about their work.

A film history of Thames Estuary gravel carriers Prior’s

This is a beautifully made film history of Prior’s – their small gravel-carrying ships are a familiar sight for anyone sailing the north side of the Thames Estuary.

My thanks to Paul Mullings for the link.

Here’s a photo of one of Prior’s vessels that I took earlier this year.