Barge MERMAID caught on the wharf at Maldon on a big tide.
There is an entry in Cook's Invoice ledger 'Launch MERMAID off Hythe Quay after big tide £13 9s 6d'. The date looked like 14/1/1928. There is also an entry 'Damage to Port bow and apron £4 1s 8d dated 7/1/1928.
This image is from a very battered postcard written by 'Cliff' [Cliff Hedgecock or Cliff Cook ?] a shipwright at Cook's yard at the time. He writes 'I am sending this photo on that is what the big tide done at Maldon quay on friday night so I had a hard day work on Saturday to get her off it is the barge MERMAID'. [Ron Green]
See newspaper cutting on Tidal Wave Havoc in East Anglia - SCM_P11_LEFT (616Kb)
MERMAID is Official No. 95467.
Date: 7 January 1928