Monday, December 01, 2008

Purton Hulks

Paul Barnett, a guest blogger on Ruscombe Green, shares his enthusiasm for this ships' graveyard on the banks of the Severn estuary:

it has been established that the site, which stretches 1.5km to the north of Sharpness New Dock entrance, is the final resting place of 81 vessels and encapsulate steel, timber and concrete constructions.

Amazingly, ongoing research has established that the site is now deemed to be the largest of its kind in the UK and is formed in distinct layers including mighty ocean going schooners, reliable Severn Trows, sturdy Wich Barges, revolutionary concrete lighters and extremely rare Stroudwater and Kennet barges.

Thanks to Britblog Roundup 198 and to Ruscombe Green for the photo.

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