Moored Up

placeholder gif7849F. Brixham Harbour. Trawlers in 1926

This picture shows some trawlers moored with their sails left up, as they were on calm days. At the turn of the century 385 trawlers were based in Brixham. However they would work out in the North or Irish seas so that, on many occasions, there would be few at home in Brixham. The trawlers were managed by just three men and a boy. These trawlers would probably have a small auxiliary diesel engine to get them into port if need be.

Written by Bill Wakeham


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Title Value
Description:  
Written by Bill Wakeham
Organisation Pilgrim Preservation Project
Website not stated
Contributor   Bill Wakeham  
Item  
Identifier ref 93
Date   1926  
Format   greyscale photograph reproduced as a postcard; 89 mm x 140 mm  
Coverage   Devon Brixham  
Source   Torbay Library Services  
Subject   Maritime. Brixham. Fishing  
Type   Image  
Publisher   Torbay Library Services  
Rights   Torbay Library Services  
Keywords fishing trawlers sailing gaffer