Author Results for R. H. C. Gillis

The Society Annual Lecture 1969: The Pilot Gigs of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

By R. H. C. Gillis

Gillis shares his extensive knowledge of pilot gigs and, having explained the method of construction, he discusses the eventful lives led by boats with known histories. In 1953 Gillis was asked whether the Newquay Rowing Club would be prepared to purchase a Tresco, Isles of Scilly, six-oared gig. Visits to Tresco over the following years […] Read More

Filed under: English Channel | Other (Twentieth C)
Subjects include: Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration