1n75: Humber, 1973 - Humber
This sailing barge tied up in Humber Dock Basin looks very neat and tidy
is probably a Dutch barge, though these differ only marginally from Humber
Keels. The short mast would probably support a single square main sail,
and such boats also now have an engine. They were mostly used on rivers
and canals but could also make coastal journeys or cross the North Sea,
at least in suitable weather. I photographed it around 1973, one of the
first pictures I made in Hull. The pier in the background is at the end
of Minerva Terrace, and has since been replaced by a rather longer and sturdier
version which unlike the old one is open to the public. The dockside has
also been altered, and now has a flood wall, and quite near where I took
this there is now an ornamental cannon.
Images on this site are arranged into rough areas by location as in my book 'Still Occupied', available on Blurb. Eventually this site will contain all the images in that book and more.
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