1911 Devonport Waterfront Storm

1911 PLEASURE BOATS DRAGGING THEIR MOORINGS

1911 Devonport Waterfront Storm 

Another old Devonport waterfront photo (news clipping) ex Keith Humphreys.
Anyone able to ID the launch closest to the shore, hopefully her mooring & gear were sufficient to keep her off the beach ?
Harold Kidd Input – This is the westerly gale of 18th December 1911. I think the launch in the foreground is W R Twigg’s new Bailey & Lowe launch SYBIL while the steamer at right is the Seagar brothers’ REHUTAI.
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2 thoughts on “1911 Devonport Waterfront Storm

  1. Just for the record, SYBIL came ashore in the blow. The boat in the foreground ain’t SYBIL which was a new 40ft double-ender. I could spend several hours trying to figure out which boat she is but don’t have time. She’s a honey though, and unusual for her time with a vestigial dodger.

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  2. This is the westerly gale of 18th December 1911. I think the launch in the foreground is W R Twigg’s new Bailey & Lowe launch SYBIL while the steamer at right is the Seagar brothers’ REHUTAI.

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