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
- 2013 Rig restored to topmast rig