Category Archives: Media reports & pictures
Thought some of our readers might like to see this photograph from The Times today. It’s from Northern Bangladesh and shows a boat on the Jamuna River loaded with dried grass. The stacks are 60ft long and 10ft high and sometimes rest on two boats floating side by side. And look the crew are up on top of it. It’s an Asian Stackie. Not sure what the one standing up is doing. He could be desperately pulling on the strapping to stop the load shifting or maybe there’s some sort of controller to steer the boat. The one sitting down looks every bit as if he has a mobile ‘phone clasped to his ear!
I’m beginning to think that someone on The Times’s editorial or photographic staff is a Thames barge fan.
Again today there is a superb barge picture, this time by John Lewington of barges in “a Thames barge race in Southend”. Difficult to work out from the description whether it is a Thames Match at Southend, or a Southend Match.
The photograph has been entered for the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society’s photography competition, now in its 179th year.