The Society Lecture 1964: The Sailing Ship of Today in Home Waters
In 1965 only the sailing barge Cambria, some Galway hookers and a fleet of oyster dredgers at Falmouth still earned their livelihood purely under sail. Some types survived as yachts or as sail-training ships. Actual ships too were being preserved in America and Britain. Four films taken by the speaker and accompanied by his commentary showed the stone-carrying smack Shamrock working out of the Truro River, sailing barges racing on the River Medway in 1960, a rally and race for sail training ships, including large square-rigged vessels, organized by the Sail Training Association at Dartmouth in 1962, and lastly Galway hookers.