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Sealink Memories

Postby cambria49 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:38 am

Just to let you know, my new book, Sealink Memories, is now out! http://www.ferrypubs.co.uk/product.asp? ... =&P_ID=523
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Re: Sealink Memories

Postby Holla » Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:43 pm

Good luck with the book cambria,one for the christmas stocking.
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Re: Sealink Memories

Postby Harjoe » Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:34 pm

Best of luck with the book cambria
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Re: Sealink Memories

Postby keeper » Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:35 pm

Best wishes on the book Cambria, looking forward to reading it.
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Re: Sealink Memories

Postby Sinead » Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:51 pm

All the best with the book Cambria. Hope you get lots of royalties

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Re: Sealink Memories

Postby spudseamus » Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:54 am

Congrats on the book - im sure it will do well :D
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Re: Sealink Memories

Postby cambria49 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:42 am

Thanks guys, this one differs from my previous efforts in that its tales and yarns from the Captains throughout the Sealink fleet. I wanted to get their stories on record before these gems are lost forever. A lot from the Holyhead Captains, including a description of how the mailboats were warped around the end of the Carlisle Pier.
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Re: Sealink Memories

Postby Sinead » Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:44 pm

What do you mean by 'warped around the Carlisle Pier'?

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Re: Sealink Memories

Postby Strum » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:06 pm

Nice one Justin, you are so knowledgeable about the Harbour and "Boats" of all descriptions. I enjoyed reading memoirs on your site . Wishing you all the best with it. :D
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Re: Sealink Memories

Postby jwdalk » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:47 pm

Good luck with the book Cambria! I'm looking forwards to reading it.
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Re: Sealink Memories

Postby cambria49 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:00 am

Hi Sinead,

Do you remember how the car ferry used to leave the Carlisle Pier, moving away from the berth and then swinging to face the Harbour mouth? Well in the days of the mailboat, before bow thrusters, the ship was warped (hauled on ropes) around the very end of the pier. Mainly it was to place her on the "departure berth", the east side of the pier, facing the right direction for leaving. But in summer when extra sailings were operated she would leave from the "arrivals berth", the west side of the pier. So she would be pulled around the end, not quite into the departure berth, but just enough to point her for the Harbour mouth. Pictures in the book!

Sinead wrote:What do you mean by 'warped around the Carlisle Pier'?

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Re: Sealink Memories

Postby Sinead » Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:45 pm

Cambria:

I well remember the boat having to move from one berth to the other. Many times I was aboard when this took place. The Pier Master was a family friend so I was lucky to have this treat! Never knew the manouver had a title. This would have been the early to late 50's.

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Re: Sealink Memories

Postby Denis Cromie » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:47 am

Yeah Cambria good luck with book. I'm sure it is a labour of love.
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