SCONE of Rochester.
is a 90x22 ft historic wooden vessel. She was built of pine on oak at
Rochester in 1919.
Scone was comprehensively refitted out for residential use after her salvage from the Isle of Dogs in January 2001.
recently her condition has deteriorated and her
future in unclear.
There is a recently published book (now in 2nd edition) called "Coasting Sailorman" by Albert Bagshaw and Richard Walsh.
This book tells the story of Captain "Harry" Bagshaw who was skipper of "Scone" for more that twenty years.
Published by Chaffcutter Books on behalf of the Society for Sailing Barge Research. ISBN 0 9532422 0 X
Numbered limited first edition of 500 copies - obtainable from: Isla Giatt Ltd., 25, Buntingford Road, Puckeridge, Ware, Herts. SG11 1RT.
Tel: 01920 823200 Fax: 01920 822308