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Images of the Seven Seas

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by sagamore, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. sagamore

    sagamore Well-Known Member

    This is a mixture. I drew the plan on a large piece of white card. I then photographed it with my Fujifilm Finepix S200EXR, coloured it in and added the text using Photoshop.
    Bob
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  2. sagamore

    sagamore Well-Known Member

    British India passenger liner Kenya, at 32 feet to 1 inch.
    Bob
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  3. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Simply lovely. You have a great skill.
     
  4. sagamore

    sagamore Well-Known Member

    The old Nelson Bell buoy,removed from the Ribble Estuary when the dock closed down some years ago. Photographed this morning, Fujifilm Finepix S200EXR on EXR automatic.
    Bob
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  5. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Did that used to be opposite Penwortham? I think I remember it in the late 1950s.
     
  6. sagamore

    sagamore Well-Known Member

    No, it was moored in the channel and as it rolled, the bell rang. I don't think it had a light on it. There were two of them. Occasionally, one or the other would start leaking and be brought to Ward's Wharf for repair. They are now both parked permanenty at two entrances to the dock estate that is now a marina.
    Bob
     
  7. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Think we could see one or other from the hill west of Penwortham though, or maybe we went for a walk along the estuary. Would have been 1958/9.
     
  8. sagamore

    sagamore Well-Known Member

    I just looked them up. They were 50 tons, and were both built in 1890. As well as the bells, they had acetylene lights on them. They were out in the estuary until the dock closed a few years ago.
    Bob
     
  9. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    A number of ex-buoy bells have been purchased by the Keltek Trust over the years and now ring out from church towers.

    Adrian
     

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