The Kathleen and May in Youghal
The 108 year old wooden schooner, The Kathleen and May, paid a brief visit to Youghal.
Once owned by the Fleming family of Youghal who gave her the name Kathleen & May. This last remaining wooden hull topsail schooner is once more plying her trade as a merchantman. On return from the maritime festival in Brest in France, she collected a consignment of 30.000 bottles of wine for shipment to Dublin. The five-day journey heralds a milestone in the history of this vessel; the last time she carried a cargo was nearly 50 years ago. Is this a return to wind power as an alternative to oil? Many environmentalists believe so.
Date: Thu Aug 07 2008
Owner: John Hennessy
Size: 18 items
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