Humber Keel Comrade and Amy Howson Sail to Hull

See the Humber keel Comrade and sloop Amy Howson sail from Beverley to Hull on Saturday April 20th 2019

The Comrade and sloop Amy Howson will be sailing together from their winter moorings at Crane Hill Wharf on Beverley Beck down the River Hull to their summer berths in Hull Marina.

It will be a fantastic opportunity to see these two historic vessels on the river together as they make the journey to Hull. Times will be fluid due to tide and bridge movements but the vessels are expected to set sail from Beverley at 3:30 pm to pass through Ennerdale Link Bridge at approximately 5 pm and arrive at the Old Harbour passing under North Bridge at about 7 pm to arrive in Hull Marina at 8 o’clock.

We had a lovely visit to the Comrade today where was open as part of the Syntan’s 70th Birthday celebrations in Beverley. In front of a welcome wood fire behind the engine room we chatted to Humber Keel and Sloop Preservation Society Chairman Dave Parker, Helmsman and former Lighterman Bill Midgley and volunteer Connor about the River Hull in it’s heyday and hopes for the future. Bill is from a big family of river men and women. He started working on the river in the late 50s and has a wealth of amazing tales about life on the river.

Humber Keel Comrade
Bill Midgley on the Comrade 14.04.19

Click on a photo and have a look round the gallery:  

There are still opportunities to volunteer on the beautiful old vessels where you can soak up their fascinating history, learn about them and help keep them sailing.

For more details visit the Humber Keel and Sloop Preservation Society website

Visit the River Full Of Stories memory page here for more stories, films and photographs.

Rich & Lou Duffy-Howard

Open Bridges made history when for the first time all 13 of the bridges over the River Hull in the UK’s City of Culture 2017 raised, swung or closed simultaneously splitting the city of Hull in two at 20:17 hours on 22nd September 2017.  Historic vessels sailed down the River to be met by 21st century tugs.

Open Bridges is an independent not for profit Hull/East Yorkshire based project.

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