Ethel Maud Thames Sailing Barge

The resoration of a Dunkirk Little Ship

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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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Here we are able to see the true shape of Ethel Maud. Months of hard work have paid off as the barge has finally got the shape she once had many years ago.