New Thames photo exhibition opens in Greenwich

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A COLLECTION of river photographs from onthethames.net has gone on display in a Greenwich restaurant. The series of pictures in the new Thames exhibition celebrates the river and just some of the ways its used, with tall ships, cruise ships, the navy, tugs and a dredger all making an appearance. Curated by Tony Othen from the nearby Greenwich Gallery, the river …

Brand new On The Thames 2017 calendar now available

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A NEW calendar celebrating the River Thames is now out. It’s the fourth year that a calendar produced using the photography from OnTheThames.net has been produced. The A4, spiral bound calendar once again includes images from up and down the Thames including tall ships, cruise ships, tugs and the Navy. A stunning sunset over the QEII Bridge at Dartford, the …

Rare chance to catch ferry across Thames by Tower Bridge

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THERE will be a rare opportunity to catch a ferry across the Thames between St Katharine Pier and Butler’s Wharf Pier this weekend. For one day only, a ferry service will be in operation on December 4th between the two piers just below Tower Bridge. The unusual chance to travel by boat across the Pool of London has arisen because of …

QRB Gloriana arrives at Denton, Kent, for winter storage

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THE QUEEN’S row barge Gloriana has arrived in Denton, east of Gravesend, where she will be stored for the winter. Gloriana was towed down from St Katharine Docks on Monday and was lifted out of the river by the PLA on Tuesday, shortly after midday. Built for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant in 2012, Gloriana has taken part in a …

PLA pilot dies in accident at Gravesend

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A PORT of London Authority pilot has died in an accident while boarding the cargo ship Sunmi. The tragic incident occurred on Wednesday shortly after 6pm in Gravesend Reach as the pilot was boarding the ship which was bound for Spain. A statement from the the Port of London Authority confirming the incident says that “PLA teams on duty, the emergency …

Superyacht Kismet visits London for owner’s NFL match

Staff WriterHeritage vessels, News, Superyachts

STUNNING superyacht Kismet has completed another visit to London. Built by the Lürssen shipyard in 2014, the 95 metre long vessel is believed to be owned by Shahid Khan and was in the capital once again to coincide with the NFL team he owns playing in London. The Jacksonville Jaguars were in action at Wembley on Sunday and, as with the 2014 …

Gravesend sets record for the hottest day of the year

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GRAVESEND in Kent has once again become the hottest place in the country, setting new records in the process. With the mercury hitting 34.4 degrees centigrade (94 degrees fahrenheit) this afternoon according to the Met Office, the town recorded the highest temperature in September since 1911. The Thames side town also seized the title of the hottest place in the …

Petition and fundraising campaigns launched to save HMS President

Staff WriterHeritage vessels, Navy, News

A PETITION and fundraising campaign have been launched to try and save HMS President – one of three surviving Royal Navy ships from WWI. The ship, which was moored on the Victoria Embankment for over 90 years until she had to move earlier this year, is currently in Chatham Docks facing an uncertain future after the trust that looks after her …

Classic Thames sailing barge seeks new owner for rebuild

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A NEW owner is being sought for a classic Thames sailing barge which dates back 120 years. Sailing Barge Beric was built in Harwich in 1896 and has a varied career, from her original purpose moving cargo up and down the river through to being a house boat, a night club and charter boat. Listed on the National Historic Ships …