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Naiad


Built in 1894 by Gibsons of Fleetwood, Naiad PL57 is  a Morecambe Bay Nobby boat, that worked out of the Isle of Man. I believe it is currently at Skipool Creek for further work to be done on it. Seen here a couple of years ago on the River Mersey.

The Nobby Boat was a traditional inshore fishing boat, first seen around 1840 in Morecambe bay and down as far as Southport, working the coastal areas trawling for shrimps. Later on there was also a Manx variant.

Naiad


Built in 1894 by Gibsons of Fleetwood, Naiad PL57 is  a Morecambe Bay Nobby boat, that worked out of the Isle of Man. I believe it is currently at Skipool Creek for further work to be done on it. Seen here a couple of years ago on the River Mersey.

The Nobby Boat was a traditional inshore fishing boat, first seen around 1840 in Morecambe bay and down as far as Southport, working the coastal areas trawling for shrimps. Later on there was also a Manx variant.

comments (3)

  • Alan
  • Somewhere in western Canada
  • 27 Sep 2008, 05:08
Lovely, Les; good to see a traditional boat made out of wood; down on the Solent is all yellow wellies and fibreglass and loud voices... ugghhh!!
Les Auld: They race these boats up here in the north west and it is grand to see them in reasonable numbers, thanks for the comment.
A real gem. I like red sails particularly in the sunset.
Les Auld: Very poetic, thanks for the comment, appreciate it.
What a great little boat, mind you, I guess it might be uncomfortable in a stormy sea.
Les Auld: Even the Mersey can have a high swell on it, enough to make it ncomfortable, thanks for the comment Brian.

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