TQ7558 : Sailing Barge, River Medway

taken 7 years ago, near to Sandling, Kent, Great Britain

Sailing Barge, River Medway
Sailing Barge, River Medway
Thames Sailing Barges
A flat bottomed sailing boat, common during the 19th and early 20th century. Some are still in operation today. The design was developed for the shallow muddy conditions of the River Thames.
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River Medway
The River Medway is 70 miles long and flows almost entirely within Kent. It rises in Ashdown Forest and joins the Thames near Chatham. Apart from the Thames it has the largest catchment area in southern England. The river is navigable as far as Tonbridge by large craft and as far as Penshurst by small craft. There are 11 locks on the river, between Allington and Tonbridge. The river is tidal to Allington Lock. The River divides Kent in two, those born west of the river are known as Kentish Men, whilst those born east of the river are Men of Kent. The river was used as a line of defence against possible invasion during WWII.
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TQ7558, 67 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 30 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 30 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7512 5809 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:17.7005N 0:30.6207E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7513 5808
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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