Barge Scone

The anatomy of a spritsail barge

Anatomy of a Thames sailing barge

“Coasting Sailorman ”  is the story of Captain H.A.E. (Harry) Bagshaw and  his life aboard Thames sailing barges  between 1915 and 1945. His appointment  as master of the Scone in 1924,  when in his early 20s,  was testament to his character and  ability.
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