The Rye River Barges

By Leopold A. Vidler, published November 1935


A detailed and affectionate study of the barges which worked out of this Kentish town to its hinterland of the rivers Rother, Brede and Tillingham.   The district geography and history are discussed. The design, rig, structure and equipment are fully described followed by the mode of crewing, a “typical voyage” and concluding with a list of some of the names used.

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Filed under: English Channel | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Twentieth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea | Merchant Marines | Ship Handling & Seamanship

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