TM2432 : Thames sailing barge 'Melissa'

taken 12 years ago, near to Shotley Gate, Suffolk, Great Britain

Thames sailing barge 'Melissa'
Thames sailing barge 'Melissa'
Built in 1899 at Southampton by boat company Fay for London-based EJ and W Goldsmith, this steel-hulled barge was used extensively for trading until the mid 1970s, when she was brought to Suffolk and converted to a house boat. In 1994 it was bought by the Webb family of Pin Mill. Work continued over the intervening years to prepare this magnificent vessel for sea again. In July this year it sailed again and entered the annual Pin Mill Sailing Club Barge Match where it won Class A as well as the overall champion pennant.

Here it is viewed exiting the River Stour, with container cranes at Parkeston Quay visible in the background.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Monday, 19 October, 2009
Boat or ship > Sailing barge   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 243 328 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:56.9262N 1:15.8178E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TM 245 330
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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