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 Boats drawn up at the western end of Mersea beach, by Besom Creek. The boat in the centre is a coble - from the north east. 

The houseboat ARTEMIS is promonent on the right. Known locally as Bentley's houseboat, she was a wooden yawl built at Summers & Payne, Southampton in 1900, Official No. 113276. In 1938 she was bought by William Bentley, who ran an oyster restaurant in London. From ...
Cat1 Mersea-->Creeks, fleets, channels, saltings Cat2 Mersea-->Houseboats

Boats drawn up at the western end of Mersea beach, by Besom Creek. The boat in the centre is a coble - from the north east.
The houseboat ARTEMIS is promonent on the right. Known locally as "Bentley's houseboat", she was a wooden yawl built at Summers & Payne, Southampton in 1900, Official No. 113276. In 1938 she was bought by William Bentley, who ran an oyster restaurant in London. From 1947 she was a houseboat, until 1994 when she was taken from her mud berth at West Mersea and transported to Germany in a dock ship. Rebuilding began in 1996 and in 2008 she was sailing again.
Date: Before 1991      


Photo: Mersea Museum - Rose and Len Harvey Collection
Image ID LH23_288
Category 1 Mersea-->Creeks, fleets, channels, saltings
Category 2 Mersea-->Houseboats


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This image is part of the Mersea Museum Collection.