RamsgateHistory.com
January 19, 2018, 03:58:37 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register Chat  
Pages: « 1 2
  Print  
Author Topic: Harbour of refuge  (Read 27464 times)
bona
Sr. Member
***
Offline

Posts: 410


« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2016, 10:43:22 AM »





                                      A winter storm in 1987.


The photograph showing waves crashing over the East pier.
The completion of the East gully pontoons to be carried out.
Logged
bona
Sr. Member
***
Offline

Posts: 410


« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2016, 10:23:48 AM »

 Perfuguim miseris shown here on the East pier, Ramsgate.
  Tranlates from Latin...Refuge for those in need..

 Designed and placed by Theresa Smith in rememberance of the thousands of seamen lost in our local seas.  The lettering set at half tide show that when the rising tide starts covering the letters this mirrors the tide outside covering the Goodwin Sands and the seamen losing their lives.
The Great Storm in 1703 caused 1190 men to die on their warships.
The storm and the lack of shelter to over 300 ships anchored in the Downs made the authorities to start
the rebuild of the harbour in 1749.
Although taking 100 years to complete, the work created a Harbour of Refuge.

Logged
bona
Sr. Member
***
Offline

Posts: 410


« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2016, 02:43:26 PM »



P&A Campbell Ltd ship Queen of the Isles sailed day trips between Southend and Margate in the summer of 1969.
Several visits to Ramsgate Harbour were carried out.
Built by Charles Hill and sons, Bristol in 1964.
Unfortunately the period of day trippers visiting our resorts by sea was waning.
The ship destined for the Penzance to Scilly Isles did not get contracts.
The vessel was sold or given to Tonga where she cruised for 10 years under the name Olovaha.
In the early 1980's and named Gulf Explorer, she cruised as a floating casino off Aukland, New Zealand.
Late 1980 and early 1990 she cruised the Barrier Reef under her original name.
Mid March 1997 a cyclone drove the vessel on a reef on the Solomon Islands.




Logged
Pages: « 1 2
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!