1. Ice around the houseboats in the hard winter 1962 - 1963. MEG MERRILIES and beyond her FATHOM ex DOROTHY, a former Admiralty ammunition barge.
Date: cJanuary 1963
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2. Hove Creek and houseboats.
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3. Houseboats. ERYCINA (left) and EVANDRA (Fifie) formerly WMYC headquarters. In 1910 EVANDRA is mentioned in Yachting World [BOX115_001] as providing ...
Date: Before September 1913
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4. Houseboats at West Mersea. Postcard mailed September 1909 from The Rest, W. Mersea.
"We have been living on the sea, only sleeping at house. The children ...
Date: Before September 1909
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5. Houseboat in a creek - Fen Farm East Mersea. Early tents in the distance just to the right of it.
The houseboat was owned by a retired ballet teacher and ...
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6. The Strood. Barge VICTA, looking somewhat derelict.
VICTA built 1874, Official No. 67085, formerly & CO.
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7. HISPANIA leaving Mersea for restoration. Tug HOFLAND.
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8. Houseboats from Coast Road. The MARY MILLER prominent in left background, was built Carrickfergus in 1881, Official Number 83974. She was owned in 1892 by John ...
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9. Houseboat Fire. The houseboat ERYCINA at present occupied by Mrs Garrioch and her sister Mrs Goddard, was extensively damaged by fire on Monday afternoon. The ...
Date: 27 October 1941
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10. Houseboat SEAHORSE after the 1953 Floods.
Date: cFebruary 1953
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11. ERYCINA houseboat, Coast Road, West Mersea
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12. Demolition of Graham Baker's houseboat OTHONA at West Mersea. She is thought to have come to West Mersea around 1934.
OTHONA ex LADY RUTH Wood Yawl ...
Date: 1 Feb 2021
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13. 3D model of the 1893 houseboat OTHONA at West Mersea, from photos taken as the boat was being demolished 1 February 2021. The large deckhouse has been removed, ...
Date: 1 February 2021
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14. HOTSPUR 1914. She arrived at Mersea the day World War One broke out.
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15. HOTSPUR 1914
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16. HOTSPUR 1914
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17. HOTSPUR 1914
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18. Arthur 'Nutty' Hempstead on HOTSPUR.
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19. Houseboats on Coast Road. Boy and girl unknown. EVANDRA in background.
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22. HOTSPUR crew. Gus Gentry cabin boy.
Gus Gentry was Augustus F.T. Gentry, born 1899 West Mersea, died 1989.
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23. Geof Hempstead. HOTSPUR in background.
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25. HOTSPUR under sail - she arrived West Mersea to be a houseboat the day World War 1 broke was declared. She had been built by M.E. Ratsey in Cowes in 1874. ...
Date: Before 4 August 1914
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27. HOTSPUR 1914
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28. Houseboats scuppered after the 1953 flood. CHIQUITA and ARK ROYAL on the right.
Date: February 1953
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29. Looking across Victory dock to the Victory Hotel. The front houseboat in the distance is RAVEN (Whelpton). Ice in the creeks.
RAVEN was damaged by a bomb in ...
Date: cJanuary 1940
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30. Arthur 'Nutty' Hempstead and Consuelo Semprini, on board HOTSPUR.
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