1-2: The Harbour
Above: General scene of
Harbour Day with a crowded harbour basin at low tide
2: The "X Pilot" and "Kent"
Above: The vessel
at the quayside is the restored tug "Kent".
(The Kent started her working life at the Port of
Rochester back in 1948). Alongside her, is the aptly named
"X Pilot" - a 72 ton, ex-pilot vessel
that originally worked at Gravesend but is now a charter
2: Further Harbour Day Scenes
Above: Fishing vessel RX43 at
the north quay. I am not sure if the chap in the orange
suit is being dried or keel-hauled. The latter punishment
was abolished in 1853. ;-)
A scene at the mouth of the harbour.