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The Scales family visit Kardomah

Diana Farmer‎ posted this great picture on Facebook today.   It shows her grandfather (Fred Scales), her dad Bill (William Scales), and herself looking at the sb Kardomah after gales in 1961.   It appeared in the local newspaper (the Essex County Standard).


Kardomah was built at Rochester by Gill & Sons in 1907.    Her owners included Charles Tuff, Samuel West and the War Department. She was hulked in 1947 in front of the Custom House, Brightlingsea. All trace of her had gone by 2005.

Here’s a sad picture of her taken by John and Lena Horner in the late 1960s.

Cygnet at Brightlingsea

A very nice short film from Simon North of Cygnet at Brightlingsea.   There are  some interesting split screens and so on.

Click here to watch.

Barges stuck in fog

Today’s message from Topsail Charters tells us that thick fog is hampering barges returning to Maldon.   Thistle is in a “pea souper” off Harwich, and Reminder is out at Brightlingsea.