tarboat's photos with the boat museum

Merak

Merak
This shows why wooden boats and museums don't often have a happy ending. I have so many memories of this boat from evenings spent in the back cabin drinking tea, to the days when it was named Chief and kept at Styperson Wharf by the 1st Hazel Grove Scouts…
Added on April 16, 2017

FCB18

FCB18
FCB18 is a concrete barge built by Messrs Wates Ltd of Barrow-in-Furness in 1944. The use of concrete for building such vessels enabled a saving of around ⅔ of the amount of steel required for a conventional barge. It is now hidden away in a remote corner…
Added on April  7, 2015