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    Thames sailing barge Cambria.
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    Nerys
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    Thank you Martin for putting up that video of Cambria. If I remember correctly it was shown on BBC TV, a while ago. Cambria was the last sailing barge to be earning a living carrying cargo. She was a big barge, carried about 180 tons to sea compared with my little motor barge 'Nellie', who just managed 90tons. She was not the biggest, there were quite a few, particularly steel barges that carried the same amount and more. In fact, in the 1920's, Everards built four big steel barges that would carry 300 tons and one of those , the'Will', formerly 'Will Everard' is still with us. You will notice that she has a large gaff mizzen, a lot of the bigger barges had this instead of the smaller sprit mizzen which means that she was described as being mulie rigged What I particularly liked about that video were the shots of her sailing. The feeling of power that one gets from a barge sailing hard is indescribable, a huge feeling of immense power. I've never had it in any other way.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    Martin555
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    Hi Guys,
    I found this on youtube and thought you sailing guys would like to sit back and relax and enjoy this.

    Nerys I can see why you like the Thames Sailing Barge's.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jusEsstMyIw

    Martin555.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jusEsstMyIw
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