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of Rochester

Official No. 127260.
82 ton, built of wood at Rochester in 1913 by Little.
Owned by John Wilks of Deal, later Samuel West. Crossley engine installed in 1975.
Houseboat at Otterham, rerigged at Ipswich by Steve Barry but abandoned at Maldon.
Recovered by G. Reeve and sold to Hugh Poore who rebuilt her hull at Dolphin Yard, Sittingbourne. She has now been moved to Maldon for restoration to continue under new ownership. Her hull was opened as a Sailing Barge Heritage Centre from Easter 2003 whilst work will continue on the rest of the vessel.

Recently changed hands and refitting.

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