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 SUSAN at Tollesbury. Launched in 1948 and named after Susan Blott who was born June of that year. Designer and builder unknown. She was a trawler and probably pitch pine on oak. After WW2 and the demise of ESSEX MAID, John Blott was told that he could not get materials to buy a yacht in post-war restrictions, so she was built as an updated and more luxurious version of a traditional Essex Smack, ...
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SUSAN at Tollesbury. Launched in 1948 and named after Susan Blott who was born June of that year. Designer and builder unknown. She was a trawler and probably pitch pine on oak. After WW2 and the demise of ESSEX MAID, John Blott was told that he could not get materials to buy a yacht in post-war restrictions, so she was built as an updated and more luxurious version of a traditional Essex Smack, and was registered in Maldon as fishing boat MN29.
The family later built a wheelhouse and had many enjoyable holidays in southern Ireland in the 1960s. In 1969, she was taken through the French canals to the Riviera, where she was destroyed by fire in about 1976. [James Blott]
Date: c1950      


Photo: Mersea Museum - James Blott
Image ID JBL_TOL_013
Category 2 Tollesbury-->Woodrolfe
Category 3 Smacks and Bawleys


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This image is part of the Mersea Museum Collection.