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Posts from the ‘Maritime’ Category

11
Jun

Reports From Coastal Stations By Geoff Saunders

Geoff Saunders book Reports from Coastal Stations – a journey around the Shipping Forecast Areas, is a mix of travellers’ tales, history and a little science. It has attracted great reviews.

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20
Apr
Getting Trinovante ready for sailing holidays

Trinovante nearly ready for 2011 summer sailing holidays.

SchoonerSail has their schooner Trinovante almost ready for this summers sailing holidays.
Check out the latest news.

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14
Apr
The Dutch Ship Stad Amsterdam

Tall Ships Hartlepool By Photographer Richard Sibley (Guest Blog)

Richard Sibley from the Tall Ships Gallery writes on the SchoonerSail Blog about the excitement of photographing the Tall Ships Race from Hartlepool.

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13
Mar
The Spirit of Enderby In The Antarctic

Sailing in the wake of Scott of the Antarctic by Alison Jolley (Guest Blog)

It’s one hundred years since Captain Robert Falcon Scott set sail on the Terra Nova to the Antarctic.
Alison Jolley joins descendants of those explorers on a voyage to the Antarctic to commemorate the centenary of that fateful expedition.

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25
Feb
Black Rose racing at Burnham

Working Traditional Sail By Michael Emmett And Kevin Murphy (Guest Blog)

Not so long ago there were no railways or HGV’s and nearly all goods were transported by sea, in sailing boats without engines. Fishing was the same. Michael Emmett and Kevin Murphy give us the insiders view of how it was done and take you on a journey as one of the crew in their book “WORKING TRADITIONAL SAIL”.

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18
Feb

On The Slip Way – Cockle Fishing Boat The ‘Wash Pilgrim’

Hugh Fernley Whittingstall with the ‘Great Fish Fight’ and celebrity chefs like Gordon Ramsey are encouraging us to eat a wider variety of sustainably sourced sea food. but for some reason they rarely think of the humble cockle…

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9
Feb
Two girls on a houseboat at Old Leigh

The Houseboats Of Old Leigh (Guest Blog)

Carol Edwards book ‘The Life And Times Of House Boats of Leigh On Sea’ details the decades long battle between the 200 strong houseboat community and Southend corporation, life as a house boat dweller, how some people turned once derelict wrecks into comfortable living accommodation and their final eviction in the 1950’s

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16
Dec

The Fishing Smack Pioneer On The Slipway

Trinovante is booked on the St Osyth Boatyard Slipway for antifouling in March. Before us the fishing smack ‘Pioneer’ is in for routine maintenance. Pioneer looks like a brand new boat and needs a minimum of routine maintenance; a bit of recaulking here, a seacock checked there and some new paint. In fact Pioneer was built way back in 1864 at Rowhedge.

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11
Dec

St Osyth Creek – The Old Barge Quay

The saltings along St Osyth Creek are littered with history if you know what you are looking at. We have been wandering past the old wooden quay side for years but only recently found out a little more about it from local shipwright Alan Williams.

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