TQ7179 : 'Grayhound': a Cornish lugger off Lower Hope Point

taken 3 years ago, 3 km from Mucking, Thurrock, Great Britain

'Grayhound': a Cornish lugger off Lower Hope Point
'Grayhound': a Cornish lugger off Lower Hope Point
Grayhound was heading up river to Greenwich after taking part in the 2014 Tall Ships Race from Falmouth to the Isle of Wight.

She was built as a replica of a Cornish vessel of the same name dating from the 1770's. Her owners give her length overall as 108 feet, length on deck, 63 feet 6 inches (scaled down 6:5 from the original). The 18th century Grayhound apparently had a brief career as a customs vessel before being fitted out as a privateer, armed with eight cannon: LinkExternal link

Earlier this year Grayhound's owners sailed her across the Atlantic, from Cape Verde to Barbados. An account of the voyage (not without mishap) can be found here:LinkExternal link

My photo is a distant shot, taken in less than perfect visibility - so colours are muted, perhaps slightly ghostly . . .
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Date Taken
Thursday, 4 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Saturday, 6 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Sport, Leisure  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7111 7914 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.1195N 0:27.7814E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7151 7883
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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