1984 May or June EADT and photos of Launch of Jahan

Photos and clipping from W.Boatyard 08JAN20. Please add any extra info in the comments box below. No date but adverts on the back indicate it’s before June 19 1984 Special Cruiser launched ‘Disabled people are being given the chance to cruise along the River Deben in a specially fitted-out craft thanks to a boatyard owner’s … Read more 1984 May or June EADT and photos of Launch of Jahan

Cement raw materials including digging for mud

Walter Tye: There was no more familiar sight on the Deben, fifty to sixty years ago, than that of the old mud barge, the Kingfisher, leaving the quay. Old Jack Stebbings was the skipper and Ben Page, brother of the Newbourn giant, was his mate. Their favourite place for getting the mud was opposite Whitehall … Read more Cement raw materials including digging for mud

Handbook for Bargemen, Lightermen and Tugmen of the Thames: Charles T.Perfect

Look Out Whether sailing close hauled or running free-LOOK OUT!  Whatever the weather, wherever you be-LOOK OUT!  You cannot avoid a thing you don’t see-so LOOK OUT!  When coming to anchor, or stowing up sail-LOOK OUT!  Or washing the decks with mop and pail-LOOK OUT!  Whatever you’re doing never fail to-LOOK OUT!  It is easy … Read more Handbook for Bargemen, Lightermen and Tugmen of the Thames: Charles T.Perfect

1898 Feb 23rd Evening Star SB Augusta Seaman drowned in the Deben

IPSWICH SEAMAN DROWNED IN THE DEBEN. On Tuesday Walter Brook Eng. Coroner for the Liberty of St. Etheldreda, held an inquest on George Juby, of Ipswich, mariner, aged 31 years, who was drowned at Waldringfield on Thursday last. George Brooks, of Tomline Road, St. Clement’s, skipper of the barge Augusta, stated he had known the … Read more 1898 Feb 23rd Evening Star SB Augusta Seaman drowned in the Deben