Its amazing what you can find when you start digging!
very interesting photo!!! like!!
Oh dear, this is so sad to see. I saw (and photographed) one of these near St Bees many years ago. Slightly out of focus hence not seen on Pano. Rumored to have been put there on purpose, but heart-breaking to see regardless.
Do you know the back-story on this one Jim? This seems to be a long way up the river !
Cheers - Jethro of the inquiring mind.
Did you guys suffer from a tsunami, dear Jim??
This boat used to be somebodies pride once...
The beauty of decay...
Like Jethro, I'd be interested in hearing the story on this one. Looking at the mapped location, I'm guessing that someone deliberately put her there. At first glance, I thought they were in the process of placing it (maybe as a novelty bridge), but looking at the enlarged image it looks like none of the equipment has been moved in a while.
Regardless, nice capture of this "fish out of water".
Cheers from Canada, Randy
Hello Jim No Fishing Today NICE SHOT_.
Greetings everyone ;)
This photo has been languishing in my library for several months..Many viewers seem to be fascinated by marine wreckage so it seemed logical to up-load this unusual image.
The trawler Venus was de-commissioned from the English fleet many years ago and should have been destroyed in accordance with the law..However, by agreement with its previous owner, it was towed up-river to the site of the old gasworks *(see note) where a small lagoon had been dug out to accommodate the redundant boat..Once the vessel had been isolated from the estuary, and stored on private ground, it remained beyond the controls of the authorities.
*"Please note!! the circular foundations of the old gasometer, now filled with water, can be seen on the adjacent GE map!"
Any vessel moored within the estuary proper, is liable to pay annual harbour dues (A boat tax) to the local authority..This could amount to thousands of UK pounds over the years!
I believe it is the intention of the new owner to convert the solidly built vessel into a land-locked houseboat.
This photo was taken from the elevated position atop the viaduct..If you view this link at full resolution, the Venus can be seen floating in the centre-right of the photo.
© KennyW~~~The old gasworks is privately owned and houses a group of independent thinkers, this small community lives in isolation from the main township..mainly because there is no access, except for the river. The area easily qualifies for our grim places group..
&ri.co~~~thank you for your interest ;)
Jethrohoyt~~~Sadness was my first reaction when I first saw this hulk Jethro..I remember the first day Venus arrived in the port and the pride that the Cole family openly felt when this state of the art trawler joined the fleet, way back in 1971. [CHECK OUT THIS NEWS-PAPER CUTTING on her arrival](http://www.trawlerphotos.co.uk/gallery/showfull.php?photo=102108}
Patricia Hiele~~~~I greet you warmly Patricia ;) of course, the owners of this vessel were well known local people and I can only imagine the heart-ache they suffered when declining fish stocks and ruthless regulations brought them to make this decision!
Randy Hall~~You were very near the mark with your reasoning Randy..Novelty week-end bolt-hole for tourists I'm thinking! I'll be checking this location again in the near future..I'll take my camera!
Puna~~~Greetings Anand !! When these high powered new-design trawlers took to the waves, bristling with the latest navigation equipment and efficient sonars, hydraulic winches and massive trawl nets, it was only a matter of time before they would deplete the already dwindling stocks of white-fish. Today, the white-fish industry is dead in the water and trawling for once common species is not commercially viable..The local trawler fleet is almost finished!
To you all, I express my warm and sincere thanks for your friendly visits, your _likes and precious comment_
funny capture and nice story Dear Jim! L4 and kind regards from Germany, Mirko
Low tide began unexpectedly :)
Greetings from Moscow. Vladimir.
What a great photo and as always reading the comments is an interesting added bonus.
Great composition. LİKE
heartbreaking pic and story... makes one really almost cry :((. -ila-
What a story ~ I have seen perfectly good fishing vessels just sawn in half and lying on the beach in Greece ~ but as you rightly point out it is man's own greed that has put us in this position ~ Crazy
The fate uncontrollable to happen!
What's wrong happened to him to be there? WoW!!! ;-)))
The fishing vessel Venus was caught on camera by pedrocut 22 years ago, just as it was setting out for the fishing grounds
Mirk0~~~Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction ;)
Vladimir Ovchinnikov~~~Thanks for the link ;)
mbe21~~~Thanks Mick, I appreciate your views here..
İ.Yaşartekin~~~You are more than welcome İSMAİL, I'm glad you liked it!
-ila-~~~~If you are interested in similar photos please take a look here
John J. Slovinec, Sr~~~~~Thanks for your thoughtful words John, it seems that we are all guilty of plundering the oceans, after all, we have created the market for the delicious fish and now we have eaten them all :(
Nick Weall~~~To see them so ruthlessly torn apart is very sad as you say Nick..Why they could not have been offered FOC to some struggling poorer country defies belief!
Sababoy~~~~It is true what you say Sababoy, nothing can be done to prevent this wasteful act! Too many fishing boats sentenced to such an ignominious end!
© mimipet.com~~~The common fisheries and agriculture policies of the EC has resulted in the de-commissioning of the British fishing fleet..This one was saved from the breakers Mimi! It will lie here on dry ground to become a week-end retreat for tourists once it has been modified
Hi Jim, I thought this had been taken in a model village at first as they look so much like kids toys. Great capture and story to boot!
My high and dry!
Well at least she's stranded on the planet of love Jim ;)
And I can see that Venus bears the Saltire - so she's definitely loved :))
Strano naufragio, bellissima foto. LIKE 9. Ciao, Francesco.
I love it the photo!
My friendly greeting, Natuska
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Photo taken in Whitby, North Yorkshire, UK
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