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Wherry Maud

Post by Dances With Otters » August 24th, 2018, 5:12 pm

Did you know that the wherry Maud was raised from Ranworth Broad in 1981.
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Re: Wherry Maud

Post by Luna » November 20th, 2018, 10:00 pm

When was she sunk there and why ?

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Post by Dances With Otters » November 21st, 2018, 7:49 am

Loads were sunk.
Salhouse Broad probably has the clearer aerial photographs showing the outline of these mighty vessels.
In some ways it might be a blessing in disguise, as although they have been down a while and will be minging, the wood is better under the water than on top in terms of preservation.
I forget the term but it keeps the critters out I think but I am guessing.
One day with a big lottery grant, these magnificent vessels might be raised and restored and take their true place in history for future generations.
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Post by Aboattime » November 23rd, 2018, 7:31 pm

I was always under the impression that they were sunk during WW2 ,with mast above the surface to prevent the enemy from landing on the broads.

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