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 SCEPTRE on its way to one of the 'Bounty' boats. She was a double diagonal ex ship's lifeboat, and did a lot of work with the ships in the river. In Clarke & Carter's days she was well kept, paint and varnish lavished on her, decks scrubbed and brass polished. The ships have gone and SCEPTRE is slowly decaying on the mud amongst the houseboats, only moving when a big tide disturbs her.

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SCEPTRE on its way to one of the 'Bounty' boats. She was a double diagonal ex ship's lifeboat, and did a lot of work with the ships in the river. In Clarke & Carter's days she was well kept, paint and varnish lavished on her, decks scrubbed and brass polished. The ships have gone and SCEPTRE is slowly decaying on the mud amongst the houseboats, only moving when a big tide disturbs her.
For an excellent article about her working days, see the 2004 West Mersea Town Regatta programme.


Photo: Mersea Museum - Ashley Upsher Collection
Image ID ASH013


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This image is part of the Mersea Museum Collection.