The Kathleen and May

The last remaining wooden hull three masted topsail schooner

By Peter Harrison

The Kathleen and May was built in 1900 in Chester and was one of a fleet of coal boats trading between the Bristol Channel Ports and Youghal in Ireland. She continued to trade until 1961 but then fell into disrepair. She was towed to Bideford in 1998 and completely restored. She has visited Gloucester on a number of occasions, including the Tall Ships Festival in October 2007

Photo:The Kathleen and May passing Frampton on Severn Church en route to Sharpness July 29th 2009

The Kathleen and May passing Frampton on Severn Church en route to Sharpness July 29th 2009

Peter Harrison

This page was added by Peter Harrison on 29/07/2009.

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