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
Alberta leading the fleet to Rowhedge after being lovingly rebuilt at Hollowshore
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