Alberta CK318 44ft Aldous built 1885

**WINNER OF THE 2019 COLNE MATCH!**

ALBERTA was built in 1885 by Aldous of Brightlingsea as a cutter rigged oyster smack. She is registered as CK 318.

She worked much of her life, for the latter part under engine. Over the period 2002 – 2004 she was fully restored and rebuilt. She is now owned and loved by her present owner based in West Mersea and is a regular sight on the East Coast.

  • 1885 Built by Aldous & Sons
  • 2002 Vessel restored
  • 2010 Vessel won her class on elapsed time in the 38th Swale Barge Match at Harty Ferry
Colne Match 2019 photo credit Seamus Masters
Colne Match 2019 photo credit Seamus Masters
Colne Match 2019 photo credit Seamus Masters
Colne Match 2019 photo credit Seamus Masters
Moving to get the rig out so she can fit in the shed at Hollowshore photo credit Seamus Masters
photo credit Seamus Masters
Dan and son Freddie preparing to get the rig out so she can fit in the shed at Hollowshore photo credit Seamus Masters
Dan and son Freddie preparing to get the rig out so she can fit in the shed at Hollowshore photo credit Seamus Masters
Rig out at Hollowshore photo credit Seamus Masters
Dan and son Freddie lining up for the cradle at Hollowshore photo credit Seamus Masters
Dan and son Freddie in the cradle at Hollowshore photo credit Seamus Masters
Dan and son Freddie enter Hollowshores shed photo credit Seamus Masters
Alberta leading the fleet to Rowhedge after being lovingly rebuilt at Hollowshore
Alberta CK318 & Harriet Blanche CK9
Alberta CK318 being chased by Maria CK21
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Pre rebuild
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