1. Ice around the houseboats in the hard winter 1962 - 1963. MEG MERRILIES and beyond her FATHOM ex DOROTHY, a former Admiralty ammunition barge.
Date: cJanuary 1963
Image ID ABD_013
2. Houseboats. ERYCINA (left) and EVANDRA (Fifie) formerly WMYC headquarters. In 1910 EVANDRA is mentioned in Yachting World [BOX115_001] as providing...
Date: Before September 1913
Image ID CW5_093
3. Houseboats at West Mersea. Postcard mailed September 1909 from The Rest, W. Mersea.
"We have been living on the sea, only sleeping at house. The children...
Date: Before September 1909
Image ID CW6_031
4. Houseboat in a creek - Fen Farm East Mersea. Early tents in the distance just to the right of it.
The houseboat was owned by a retired ballet teacher and...
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5. The Strood. Barge VICTA, looking somewhat derelict.
VICTA built 1874, Official No. 67085, formerly & CO.
Image ID DBO_017
6. HISPANIA leaving Mersea for restoration. Tug HOFLAND.
Image ID DEP_HIS_035
7. Houseboats from Coast Road. The MARY MILLER prominent in left background, was built Carrickfergus in 1881, Official Number 83974. She was owned in 1892 by John...
Image ID FL12_009_001
8. Houseboat Fire. The houseboat ERYCINA at present occupied by Mrs Garrioch and her sister Mrs Goddard, was extensively damaged by fire on Monday afternoon. The...
Date: 27 October 1941
Image ID FL14_013_009
9. Houseboat SEAHORSE after the 1953 Floods.
Date: cFebruary 1953
Image ID HAD01_016
10. ERYCINA houseboat, Coast Road, West Mersea
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11. Jack Botham aerial photograph 3603. Coast Road and houseboats.
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12. Jack Botham aerial photograph 2133A. Coast Road and houseboats.
Notes from elsewhere: Mrs Ed Wyatt's houseboat MEG MERRILIES lies to the left of the...
Image ID JBA_256
13. Jack Botham aerial photograph 3635. Coast road, Houseboats
1: HISPANIA 2: COLUMBINE 3: SPRAY ('Tinker' Wood's housboat) 4: MULROY 5: DIADEM 6: KISMET 7:...
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14. Part of Jack Botham aerial photograph 3635 with houseboats identified.
1: HISPANIA 2: COLUMBINE 3: SEA SPRAY ('Tinker' Wood's housboat) 4: MULROY 5: DIADEM...
Image ID JBA_265
15. Jack Botham aerial photograph 3303. Coast Road and houseboats looking east. Victory Hotel centre left.
Upper right beyond L'ESPERANCE is the ex-WD ammunition...
Image ID JBA_273
16. West Mersea houseboats. ARTEMIS in the centre L'ESPERANCE on the right.
ARTEMIS was sold in 1994 and went to Germany for restoration.
Date: Before 1991
Image ID LH23_231
17. Houseboats on Coast Road - HOTSPUR on the right. The laid up ship in the background is GIANIS MARIOS H which was in the river 6 July 1982 to 2 October 1982.
Date: cAugust 1982
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18. Coast Road and houseboats. SEAHORSE on the left.
Image ID LH53_049
19. Houseboats, Coast Road, West Mersea, before the War. From the left can be seen the ERYCINA, the OTHONA and the smack GREBE owned by the Pullen family.
Date: Before 1929.
Image ID LH6_004
20. MOLLIETTE at West Mersea.
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21. Mistral. Journal of the Mersea Island Society. January 1991. Page 30.
The oldest surviving Camper and Nicholson boat has been lying on...
Date: January 1991
Image ID MIS_1991_038
22. Houseboats at West Mersea. SCEPTRE is pulled up on to the saltings on the left. Victory Hotel distant centre.
Date: 16 February 2008
Image ID MLD_051
23. Houseboats at West Mersea. SCEPTRE is prominent on the left. Victory Hotel distant centre.
Date: 28 February 2008
Image ID MLD_053
24. Houseboat AVEL, with the bow of PEGGOTTY behind her bow and almost hidden. The rest of PEGGOTTY had been demolished 1970-1971. L'ESPERANCE is beyond.
Image ID MLD_081
25. Houseboat COLUMBINE.
Date: 2 September 2010
Image ID MLD_121
26. Hove Creek and the houseboats from Hove Hill. The tall funnel of SEAHORSE can be seen - she was not in her final resting place which was nearer Coast Road.
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27. Houseboats ERYCINA & EVANDRA at West Mersea.
Ron Green writes that ERYCINA was broken up in the bad winter of 1947. He started when he worked for Clifford...
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28. Victory Hotel, West Mersea, from houseboats. Dutch yacht in front of hotel. The Victory Dance Hall can be seen on the east side of the hotel.
Date: Before September 1929
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29. House Boats, West Mersea. Postcard mailed 1931 to Miss Muriel Smith, Norbury. JEQUITA ?
Date: Before 1931
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30. The Houseboats, West Mersea. ERYCINA, COLUMBINE, EVANDRA (Fifie) formerly WMYC headquarters in background. MY FREBELLE II in foreground, owned by Bert Hines,...
Image ID PG2_353