Historic vessel berths at South Quay

The Thames sailing barge Cambria berthed at South Quay on Wednesday on her way to Wells for Harbour Day.

The historic Thames sailing barge Cambria added to the array of craft bobbing alongside at South Quay in Great Yarmouth, just for today on her way to Wells.

The Thames sailing barge Cambria berthed at South Quay on Wednesday on her way to Wells for Harbour Day.

Sea-Change Sailing Trust is on passage from Maldon, Essex, to the North Norfolk resort - where she used to carry cargo in her working days - for Harbour Day on Sunday.

Built of wood in 1906 she is one of the few barges left working entirely under sail, having never been fitted with an engine.

The charity works with disadvantaged and disabled young people and vulnerable adults. Her current crew comprises members of its youth sailing scheme. These are young people who have returned independently as individuals, having originally sailed with groups. They undertake traditional sail training leading to accreditation.

She will be at Wells from Friday to Tuesday.


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