To finish this week we turn to matters maritime! The quays in Wicklow as we could only imagine them. That wee ship is a nice neat vessel and obviously well cared for OR brand spanking new?
Was working overtime today, he supplied all the required mapping information and manages to convincingly narrow the date range to between 1905 and 1912.
knows the river here very well and tells us "The berth shown is where the an old Brixham schooner used to be. Perhaps better known as the Susan Vittery, ex Brooklands. A record holder on the fruit run from the Azores, sunk in a gale in 1953 near the Tuskar. When the tide was going down my grandfather and others use to rake for mussels on the lower arches of the river. The scene shown does not look much different than seventy years ago !
Photographer: Robert French
Collection: The Lawrence Photograph Collection
Date: between ca.1905 - 1912
NLI Ref: L_ROY_09470
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons