Thursday, 2 June 2011

Burgtor visits

I'm really getting into this boat lark, look what I saw yesterday morning. We have a small wharf down at the bottom of the hill, next to the River Trent. Quite a few boats pass this point en route to Gunness and Keadby, and one or two stop here at Burton. This yard has always caused a lot of bother to the residents of the village, especially those who live on the hill, and for those in the pub at the top. It is a sharp tight corner for the trucks to manouvre round, and the side has been taken out of the pub a few times.

At the moment the wharf is being used for cement storage, so there are a fair few lorries around. It's a shame I couldn't get closer to the boat to take the photo's.

I got the front of it, and the back. The bit in the middle is where the cargo is carried.






Now doing a bit of research, googling the name, Burgtor, I see she was built in Portugal in 1989. She flies the Antigua Barbuda flag. I found the web site where you can track boats, thank you Brian for pointing me in that direction, and added these photo's. To see it look here

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/showallphotos.aspx?imo=8801113#top_photo

Interesting what you can find out :0)

I don't know why that link doesn't work, I have checked it six times.

6 comments:

  1. How fascinating! Could get addictive though don't you think?

    When we went to the Panama Canal a few years ago we enjoyed looking at the flags flown on the sailing vessels.

    Sft x

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  2. Enjoyed this. I like all things "boat" (or ship). DH was a man of the sea during his entire career.

    Darla

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  3. Great photos and very interesting information. I love boats :-)

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  4. Thanks for popping over to the new blog x

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  5. "getting into this boat lark ..."

    Ha ha! (As you would say). Some would say a 'Ship' lark though - a boat can fit onto a ship, but a ship cannot fit onto a boat!

    This link is working: http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/

    And your link: http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/showallphotos.aspx?imo=8801113#top_photo
    works for me. Pic of Burgtor, which is credited to you, will be appreciated worldwide.

    Brian

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  6. Great pics of the Burgtor. I spent a while yesterday on the Marine Traffic website having a browse after you'd posted the link. Very interesting. I also use the bikehike site that you posted, it's very useful. Thanks for the info. Regards, Christy. x

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