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Farewell my lovely.

Farewell my lovely.

An unknown steam drifter, pours on the power, departing Yarmouth or Lowestoft.

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Makin sure he has a good head o' steam Jim,good pic Jim i am goin doon there this weekend so must pay a visit to the museum.
Cheers,--------Wully.
 

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This is a very atmospheric picture Jim.

Sea, wind, smoke, steam and spray. And it looks much better than it would if taken with a digital camera in my opinion.

If she is heading out to sea this can't be Yarmouth as you would be looking towards Yarmouth from the Gorleston side of the estuary and there would be no houses ahead of you - it's all factories/warehouses etc. - maily derilict the last time I was there. I don't know Lowestoft well enough to comment.

Thanks for posting this.

Brian
 

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this photo is on the front cover of a book \'Down the harbour\' or \'100years of fishing\' one or the other I cannot remember which one.
 

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there's a good museum in Lowestoft Wull ,I was in it last year but the curator that could talk more of the fishing was in the Nelson museum I'm sure she said her grandad was skipper on the Lidia Eva or it was one of the well known drifters ,

Slainte Billy
 

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sorry hamnavoe,the book is "a century of fishing" got it in front of me now,but it's a very different vessel.the one on the book is a steel built vessel with the scottish style counter stern where as the one in this pic is of the old wooden yarmouth built drifter with the reverse style counter(sorry don't know the correct term for it) but definately different ships.
 

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Brian, I'd bet money that that is the same Yarmouth Pier that 'I bumped into' in 1967. :)
 

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