TQ7179 : A Shetland fishing lugger in the Thames Estuary: 'Swan'

taken 3 years ago, 3 km from Cliffe, Medway, Great Britain

A Shetland fishing lugger in the Thames Estuary: 'Swan'
A Shetland fishing lugger in the Thames Estuary: 'Swan'
Heading seaward past Lower Hope Point after taking part in the 2014 Tall Ships Race and the Greenwich Regatta which followed. Notes on Swan's history - more than a century of it - are to be found here: LinkExternal link

At a moment in history when the fragmentation of the United Kingdom could be at hand, I notice that Swan was flying not the Scottish saltire but Shetland's own flag, with its Nordic-style cross . . .
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 9 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 16 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Sport, Leisure  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7132 7908 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.0834N 0:27.9610E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7150 7884
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Tall Ships 2014 

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