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A voyage through time with MAY


The Thames Sailing Barge May was built in 1891 at Gas House Creek, Harwich.

Designed and Built by J&H Cann

 SB MAY is the oldest surviving Essex Thames Sailing Barge



MAY was 130 years old the day we moved her from Pin Mill to St. Osyth ready for her next chapter to begin.

As you can imagine, in those years she has built up a large collection of archive material collected by her previous owners. However there are many gaps and we are always keen to hear from you if you have a connection to MAY, her Owners or the mills and docks she visited regularly.

We are also planning a number of heritage open days to share the information with you. If you would like further details it would great to hear from you.

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