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'Kaskelot'

By TrevBatWCC    
Still on the St Ives holiday in 1995, one of the coach outings took us here to Charlestown. Until now I had no idea where this was taken (other than in Cornwall), but doing an internet search to get some info on the ship and locations where it has been moored, by process of elimination determined it was Charlestown. Going into street view on Google maps did verify the location.
The 'Kaskelot' is a three-masted barque and one of the largest remaining wooden ships in commission. It was built in 1948 by J Ring-Andersen for the Royal Greenland Trading Company, to carry supplies to remote coastal settlements in East Greenland. During the 1960s, 'Kaskelot' worked as a support vessel for Danish fisheries in the Faroe Islands.
Unfortunately, it no longer resides in Britain, being bought by Frédéric Lescure and brought under the French flag. She is now managed by the company Bob Escoffier Maritime. The ship was renamed 'Le Français', in homage to the ship used by explorer Jean-Baptiste Charcot during his expedition in the Antarctic (1903-1905).

Many thanks to Kath (cooky) for her User Award on my previous upload, St Just in Roseland Church , most appreciated 🏆👍

Negative image scanned with Plustek OpticFilm 8100, tweaked in Nik Collection's plugins and Photoshop Elements 2020.

Thanks again to everyone for your vote & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging 😃👍

Trev 😀

Tags: Cornwall Transport Ship Charlestown Barque Kaskelot from negative film

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cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
26 Jul 2021 10:38AM
All I remember about Charlestown is the lack of parking!!😁😁
26 Jul 2021 10:42AM
Great capture
Sylvia
Lovely old ship and a great capture and write up Trev, great to be able to use the internet to find out more!
Carol
cooky Plus
17 6 4 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2021 11:32AM
Excellent capture and this new scanner is keeping you super busy!

Kath
dales Plus
5 13 Australia
26 Jul 2021 11:34AM
Excellent image of this tall timbered vessel Trev , sounds to have had an interesting historySmile
IanSmile
26 Jul 2021 11:37AM
Love these rigged sailing ships, amazing craftsmanship and they seem to get even better with age. Fascinating history Trev, thanks for sharing the info. I wonder if she is used in France still, will look at the website 👌

Dave 🙂
adagio Plus
2 3 2 England
26 Jul 2021 11:41AM
A lovely image of this grand old sailing ship, and a fascinating narrative as well, Trev. What a sound investment that new scanner is!!

Angela😄
glyndwr 14 103 10 Wales
26 Jul 2021 2:00PM
Once again a great image.

Robert
ctxuk Plus
12 17 3 England
26 Jul 2021 2:01PM
Last I saw in 2016 she was berthed in Bristol. She was still there in 2017. As below her stern name plate she bears a second plate with the name "Bristol" on, I figure that is her home port.

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Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
26 Jul 2021 2:15PM
A lovely old boat.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2021 3:10PM
Excellent boatabilia and a great write-up Trev !!
Nice one... Isabel GrinGrin
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2021 5:45PM
A terrific shot of this interesting old ship
Ju
26 Jul 2021 5:47PM
A beautiful wooden three master Trev. An interesting history and a shame that it is no longer moored in Britain.

Val
26 Jul 2021 5:50PM
a beautifully worked and perfectly framed image !
27 Jul 2021 2:07PM
Superb image & good narrative,Trev

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