Boatshed Essex are delighted to feature this delightful Sailing Barge, packed with history, modernisation, comfort and performance.
Built in 1905, by Humphrey and Grey, in iron, she was a bonded, spirit barge, mainly carrying tea. (unrigged). She had sweeps to navigate on the tides fitted, also with a rudder and tiller steering. From 1958 she became one of four training barges for, Lightermen on the River Thames, during which time she had a new bottom and rubbing band.
During the 1970's, the... read more