Stowboater and barges at St Osyth. The maltings shown were burned down in 1920 and the photo probably dates from well before the first world war, for both barges are tiller steered and that on the left has her undressed mizzen mounted on the rudder head. [HB in The Stowboaters, page 30].

Postcard from Ron Green. The original caption was Stowboater putting out sprats, but Ron Green writes: ...
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Stowboater and barges at St Osyth. The maltings shown were burned down in 1920 and the photo probably dates from well before the first world war, for both barges are tiller steered and that on the left has her undressed mizzen mounted on the rudder head. [HB in The Stowboaters, page 30].
Postcard from Ron Green. The original caption was "Stowboater putting out sprats", but Ron Green writes: The smack is more likely to be discharging 'Fivefingers' (starfish) which were also spread on the land as manure. The reason I say this is because the trees are in leaf and sprats are only caught in winter. This is a summer scene.
Date: Before 1914      


Photo: Ron Green Collection
Image ID RG06_055
Category 2 Places-->St Osyth
Category 3 Fishing

This image is part of the Mersea Island Museum Collection.