Barge Steering gear
John Hardiment writes:
It has come to my notice that on the bank of the Medina river
close to where we are moored, there is part of the steering
gear of a Thames Barge. I'm writing because the river bank on
which it lays has recently come under new ownership and the
steering gear will go for scrap unless somebody takes it away.
The contact is Jim Holdstock,
Odessa Marine,Little London,
Newport,Isle of Wight.PO30 5BS.
tel 01983 524337
Coleman (email: email@example.com)
would be interested in information about the sailing barge
"Hope" which his great-grandfather George
C. Coleman was her master sometime around 1890-1910. The
Colemans were from Milton Regis and "Hope" and I believe sailed
from Milton Creek.
Barge S.B. LYNHER
Based at Morwellham Quay on the Tamar River, Near Tavistock,
Anyone interested in sailing barges in this area and who woud
like to get involved contact Wendy Yates by email,
or phone 01626 873647.
Books from Chaffcutter:
"Time Before The Mast" by Ivan Hazelton.
A Young lad'sexperiences under sail in the coasting trade. £16
"A Floating Home & Born Afloat", Cyril
Ionides, J.B.Atkins, Andrew Haig. A reprint and updating of
the First Sailing Barge ever written. Numbered limited edition
See the Chaffcutter website for details:www.chaffcutter.com
information about the following barges, including photographs
and details of previous crew members are being sought by Topsail
charters for the new Heritage Museum now open on
S.B. Glenway, Cook's Yard, Maldon at Easter 2003:
Glenway, Hydrogen, Thistle, Reminder, Trojan
The Boat Museum in Douarnenez, France would like to find information
about the Northdown
which is part of their collection. They are interested
in sound-tracks, video, pictures and would like to talk to
people who worked on her.
Contact Tone Le Grand firstname.lastname@example.org
Reg Joy would be interested interested to hear from anyone with
photographs of the Glenrosa, and details of what became
Reg by email at email@example.com
Book: A History of FAVERSHAM & Oare Creeks and the
FAVERSHAM NAVIGATION by Frank Taylor, published by Chaffcutter
books in association with the S.S.B.R.
£9.95 retail, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for purchasing details
in Australia is looking for information regarding an ancestor
(Major Frederick George Jackson)who lived on, or possibly
owned the barge MARGUERITE up until 1938.
The barge was built in 1901 at Bergqvara in Sweden 63 tons
reg No. 114808, and was owned by F.T. Eberhardt in 1908
when she was disqualified from the Thames Match Race.
Anyone with any further information can email Bruce at
am trying to trace the current whereabouts of a 35ft small barge
built by Frank Shuttlewood at Paglesham and launched in 1959.
She was spritsail rigged and lee boarded. Tiny Mite was
sold when my father died in the 1970s and left the Roach where
she had formerly been moored. Any sightings welcomed.
Peter Whittingham email email@example.com
Rugge Price is looking for families who have lived and fished
from off the coasts of the British Isles and Ireland together
with their family related descendants now living on the coast
of New England, and the Islands of Maine.This is for a proposal
to weave together a pictorial and written tapestry about the
harsh lives of fishermen and their families over the last two