The Austin Farrar Memorial Article 2011: Documentation of Working Sailing Craft in the British Isles in the 1930s

By P.A.B. Thomson, published November 2011


This lecture documented the disappearance of working sailing vessels from the 1920s onwards. Acknowledgement of this prompted Frank Carr to publish the survey Vanishing Craft, and to involve the SNR in undertaking detailed documentation of the disappearing world. The quick response by the Society and a research fund brought 160 plans, but once the fund was exhausted work was necessarily stopped. The article lists the drawings done by Philip Oke, the photographs taken by Oliver Hill, and the contributions made by Society members.

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Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Leisure & Small Craft | Shipbuilding & Design

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