Besom Creek at the western end of Mersea Island with the River Blackwater beyond. The vessel laid up in the river is thought to be WILD AUK, 9,601 tons gross, built 1971. She was sold and renamed OLYMPIAN REEFER in 1980, broken up at Mumbai in 1999. 
Cat1 Mersea-->Creeks, fleets, channels, saltings Cat2 Blackwater-->Laid up ships

Besom Creek at the western end of Mersea Island with the River Blackwater beyond. The vessel laid up in the river is thought to be WILD AUK, 9,601 tons gross, built 1971. She was sold and renamed OLYMPIAN REEFER in 1980, broken up at Mumbai in 1999.
Date: Before 1991      


Photo: Mersea Museum - Rose and Len Harvey Collection
Image ID LH39_006
Category 1 Mersea-->Creeks, fleets, channels, saltings
Category 2 Blackwater-->Laid up ships

This image is part of the Mersea Island Museum Collection.