Tuesday 24 May 2011

Frigging in the Rigging Topsail Schooner in Ramsgate Harbour

Any of you wishing to see the good ship Oosterschelde need to get down to the harbour fairly promptly. Their website is at http://www.oosterschelde.nl/welkom-op-de-website-van-driemastschoener-Oosterschelde.html

At some time before I was a shop assistant I worked on this type of vessel in Ramsgate Harbour here are the pictures of her there, in about 1972 I think http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/history/id12.htm     

Pictures of The Oosterschelde taken this morning at http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/511/ .


  1. what a shame we don't get the race of the classics any more, i seem to remember that she was moored on the York street steps a few years back ,the Endeavour and ships of that Ilk don't seem to visit anymore.

  2. I saw the ship in the harbour from some distance but made the mistake of doing a bit of shopping before going to take some pics. By the time I got down there it ship was just leaving. I got a few snaps, though from a distance.


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