Two barges sailing into the Colne on the flood tide. One already brailing her sails in readiness to anchor to make the Hythe on the next flood. Two at anchor waiting for the ebb. [DW]

Barges in the Colne: this photograph has all the qualities of a painting. Douglas Went captured the effect of liquid light on a high water stirred by the south-west breeze, bring wavelets slopping into the ...
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Two barges sailing into the Colne on the flood tide. One already brailing her sails in readiness to anchor to make the Hythe on the next flood. Two at anchor waiting for the ebb. [DW]
Barges in the Colne: this photograph has all the qualities of a painting. Douglas Went captured the effect of liquid light on a high water stirred by the south-west breeze, bring wavelets slopping into the foreground.
Two bowsprit bages lie anchored off Bateman's Tower, Brightlingsea, one a mule which appears to have trouble with her mizzen gaff, which is stowed in the shrouds. Two others are fetching into the Colne anchorage, bound upriver. [JL]
Plate.60 in SWW.
Used in The Sailor's Coast page 13.


Photo: John Leather Collection - Douglas Went
Image ID BOXB5_015_001
Category 2 Places-->Brightlingsea
Category 3 Places-->Colne


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This image is part of the Mersea Museum Collection.