Ethel Maud is one of few Thames Sailing Barges. The 80ft Barge is currently undergoing a complete rebuild by owner Gary Diddams at Shoregate Wharf boat Yard. Thames Sailing Barges were originally cargo-vessels working the East Coast of Britain. They have graced the waters for over two centuries and are recognisable by their characteristic large, tanned sails.
Additional Updates made to the barge.
New album updated July 2014
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