Tag Archives: sailing barge

Beautiful moment; 20 July 2019

A hundred years ago, you’d have seen dozens of these Thames Barges crossing Harwich Harbour on every tide, heading for Ipswich, Pin Mill , London river or dozens of other…

History Afloat; Sailing barge Reminder storming along, 19 August 2018

Despite the grey weather, sailing barge Reminder takes us back to the days when fifty or more barges set sail from Harwich, Ipswich, Mistley and creeks on the Orwell and…

ULCS Titan sailing from Felixstowe, 6 March 2018

Ultra Large Container Ship Titan sailing from the Port of Felixstowe on the morning of 6th March, 2018:

Video: Ted Ingham’s Shipping Highlights of 2017

A 10 minute video by the excellent Ted Ingham of shipping highlights he filmed through the lens of the Panasonic Lumix FZ 1000 from the shoreline and from his Colvic…

History Afloat: Barge Thalatta heading into the Orwell, 29 July 2017

The beautifully restored sailing barge Thalatta, over 110 years old, heading up the Orwell after passing the quays at Felixstowe, with a nice breeze on the beam and the flood…

2 Historic Trading Barges, 27 June 17

Coastal and river traffic was a vital part of commerce in the past, and Humber trading barges like Waterdog, built in 1876, and Thames Sailing Barge Repertor, built in 1924,…

Mississippi-style paddler Dixie Queen heads for home: 17 Feb 2016

Mississippi-style paddler Dixie Queen heads out to sea and along the coast, sailing towards the Thames: where she’ll resume her life as a luxury cruiser; 17th February, 2016: Mississippi-style paddler…

Gateway wins Maersk Samba service from Tilbury, 26 Jan 2016

DP World London Gateway has won Maersk Lines South American Samba service from Tilbury, starting 21st March 2016:

History afloat: Thames Barge Thalatta sailing from Harwich, 7th July 2015

Thames Sailing Barge Thalatta working her way out of Harwich Harbour with a good breeze on the morning of 7th July, 2015.

Sailing Barge Victor: Off to the Pin Mill Barge Match! Pt 1.

Part 1 of our trip aboard Victor down to see the start of the 2015 Pin Mill Barge Match, organised by the Pin Mill Sailing Club:

Pin Mill Barge Match, 27 June 2015 – start and finish

Here’s a quick clip of the bowsprit and staysail class starts in the 2015 Pin Mill Barge Match, sailed on 27th June 2015, and of the first barge home, Edme,…

A Year Afloat with Victor: part 10: getting the gear up!

Its the key moment in the sailing year as the Skipper and crew members get winding on the winch, and Victor’s mast goes up!

A Year Afloat with Victor: part 9: paint brushes at the ready . .

Sailing Barge Victor is back alongside Customs House quay at Ipswich, the mast is down, and the skipper and crew have the paintbrushes out, on the sunny morning of 7th…

A Year Afloat with Victor: part 8: High & Dry in Maldon.

Time to check out Victor’s bright red bottom, as she sits on the blocks at Maldon, with Skipper Wes Westwood and Steve Godwin making good. Part 8 of Shipping TV’s…

A Year Afloat with Victor: part 7: in Dock!

Part 7 of Shipping TV’s series of reports aboard Sailing Barge Victor, as we follow her through the 120th year of her working life. At last, Victor is able to…

A Year Afloat with Victor: part 6: Up to Maldon and the Dry Dock

Part 6 of Shipping TV’s series of reports aboard Sailing Barge Victor, as we follow her through the 120th year of her working life. Anchor up and away to Maldon,…

A Year Afloat with Victor: part 5: along the Essex coast

Part 5 of Shipping TV’s series of reports aboard Sailing Barge Victor, as we follow her through the 120th year of her working life. After delivering Queen Elizabeth (the 1st,…

A year afloat with Victor; part 4: carrying a queen.

Part 4 of Shipping TV’s coverage board Sailing Barge Victor, as we follow her through the 120th year of her working life. Today, on the 31st January, she’s due to…

A year afloat with Victor; 14 Jan 2015, part 3

Part 3 of Shipping TV’s report from our first day out aboard Sailing Barge Victor, as we follow her through the 120th year of her working life. We’re sailing back…

A year afloat with Victor; 14 Jan 2015, part 2

Part 2 of Shipping TV’s report from our first day out aboard Sailing Barge Victor, as we follow her through the 120th year of her working life. This time, we…