A Gallery Of Ferroboats (Page 4)


 One of many built by the British in 1943, this ferro-cement barge moored on the Thames, has a house built on her deck. The hull now 70 years old is still in good condition, requiring nothing but cosmetic maintenance.

  'Okiwa', a superb replica of Slocums 'Spray'.

  'Dove', a double-ender from Canada. Seen in 1975 in Whangarei during her 1972-78 world circumnavigation.

 Below...One of 10 liberty ships built in Canada during WW2, now used as a breakwater for the Powell River Pulp Mill in British Columbia. Photo taken during the winter of 1998 by Peter Freeman on a trip to Desolation Sound.

 There are nearly 200 more pictures of Hartley & Samson ferroboats at www.hartleyboatowners.org