From Sailing Ships Through the Ages - drawings by F.B. Harnack. Page 54.


THAMES BARGE


The tan-sailed spritsail barge is one of the few surviving types of sailing craft to be seen round our coasts. Though used mainly for coasting work, the Thames Barge is a familiar sight in near Continental ports. These vessels have flat bottoms but are fitted with leeboards to counteract leeway. ...
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From Sailing Ships Through the Ages - drawings by F.B. Harnack. Page 54.

THAMES BARGE
The tan-sailed spritsail barge is one of the few surviving types of sailing craft to be seen round our coasts. Though used mainly for coasting work, the Thames Barge is a familiar sight in near Continental ports. These vessels have flat bottoms but are fitted with leeboards to counteract leeway. The crew usually consists of two men and they carry about 100 tons of cargo.


Photo: Mersea Museum - Fid Harnack Collection
Image ID FID_001_105
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This image is part of the Mersea Island Museum Collection.