PERRANUTHNOE is a small village on the South Coast of Cornwall, just East of Marazion, there is a Car Park and sloping access to a safe sandy beach and the beachside Cabin Cafe. It has The Victoria Inn a superb multi award winning pub, which serves super food both lunchtimes & evenings, - a Church dating back as far as 1160. The Lynfield Centre which houses The Cowhouse Gallery, The Peppercorn Cafe, a hairdressers and Linen & Clay.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Screw Schooner Amazon

Mike over in Mousehole has just sent me his photo of  this superb vessel Amazon - taken when she was in Mount's Bay today.  Here's some info.
The British screw schooner Amazon was built at Southampton in 1885 from designs by the renowned Dixon Kemp. Kemp intended her to be fast and a good seaboat.
Arthur Lowe (1915 — 1982) an English actor best known for playing Captain George Mainwaring in the popular British sitcom Dad's Army bought "Amazon" as a houseboat in 1968, but realized her potential and took her back to sea in 1971. He used Amazon as a floating base while touring coastal theatres, accompanied by his wife Joan. Amazon pursued a successful charter business in the 1980s, before migrating to the north of Scotland in 1990.
She is now registered in Gurnsey

2 comments:

  1. She headed out from us yesterday Sue. She's off to see the Queen on the Thames this weekend - look out for her on TV!

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  2. Hi Chris, would love to have seen her - we were out for most of the day - either holiday shopping or gardening. The Thames is sure going to be crowded, hope the cameras give us a good view of all the vessesl rather than just the Royal Barge ! Sue

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