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  1. #1
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    Dec 2004
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    Default Marguerite sunk in Ipswich wet dock

    Hi!
    Does anyone have a photo?

    Here's the local rag report:

    http://www.eveningstar.co.uk/content/eve...3A17%3A39%3A823

  2. #2
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    Apr 2005
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    Norfolk
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    Default Re: Marguerite sunk in Ipswich wet dock

    She was actually the "Marguerite Explorer", a 1934 Danish ketch. She nearly sank last October, as seen here in the EADT. Seems she hasn't moved far since then.

    Here's a picture of her in happier times, in the Inner Hebrides.
    East Anglia Yacht Surveys http://www.eastangliayachtsurveys.co.uk

  3. #3
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    Sep 2005
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    Pin Mill
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    Default Re: Marguerite sunk in Ipswich wet dock

    Saw her last Saturday - or rather just her topmasts - very sad to see. The area where she is resting on the bottom against the quay is surronded by a floating boom to prevent any pollution from fuel tanks spreading.

  4. #4
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    Aug 2002
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    Cambridge
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    Default Re: Marguerite sunk in Ipswich wet dock

    Ah yes, I was on the other side of her pontoon last November and though she looked a bit ropey, and not particularly cared for. No sign of life, no covers on sail, etc.

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Marguerite sunk in Ipswich wet dock

    Solitary diver spotted this week on the sad sunken ketch.

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  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
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    Co Dublin
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    Default Re: Marguerite sunk in Ipswich wet dock

    Pretty little ship. I's think the designer and builders would applaut the epoxying if it gave the boat an extra 20 or 30 years of service. It mostly depends on what state she was in before. My Dad was over-the-moon to see one of his designs ... a YWDB in Crosshaven 10 years ago. Someone had found it as an almost writeoffI and lovingly restored it to seaworthy condition.
    I wish could get somewhere on 10 gallons too !. I'd only be getting my engines warm on that !.
    S.

  8. #8
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    Apr 2011
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    Unhappy Dry dock

    hi its out of the water in the boatyard at ipswich dont know wether it is goingb to be restored

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