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To trawl no more

To trawl no more

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Barely a wreck... just bare bones...
Frank L Croston.: Pretty much, Larry, a sad end to it after a hard working life.
it's very beat up Frank... i'm trying to figure out what they tied up with that rope... i think that it tore the building down... superb b&w....petersmile
Frank L Croston.: That rope intrigued me too, Peter, it seemed odd it was left, unless it was used to moor the boat to the shore before it rotted into the beach. Thanks Peter.
  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 8 Mar 2018, 02:48
Something about your treatment of the image has made it look to me like you made the shot underwater, Frank...niiice!
Frank L Croston.: I thought the same, Ray, thanks.
Ray stole my comment! It was my first thought. I do love this - and look forward to seeing it for myself in September!
Frank L Croston.: You are both right though! I thought the same. I look forward to showing you this and the others along the river, you'll need some wellies though. smile
  • sherri
  • Arkansas, USA
  • 8 Mar 2018, 05:42
what an unusual and unexpected scene

it looks like a photograph of WWII
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, Sherri. Its one of the many wrecks in the Wyre estuary close to where I live in the U.K.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 8 Mar 2018, 06:46
I hope there is something left for Elizabeth!
Frank L Croston.: Me too, I'll take her to see this when we are back in the U.K. Its only ten minutes ( at low tide! ) walk from where I have moved to.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 8 Mar 2018, 06:56
Almost vanish now Frank, more a pile of wood than a boat..
Frank L Croston.: Yes, its lost its shape, poor thing. A sad end after I would imagine a hard working life, like the rest of the wrecks along the river.
i love the treatment, makes it look like an old clipping from a newspaper, Frank.
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Ayush, it's a preset from ON1. I thought it suited the subject.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Mar 2018, 07:26
I'm assuming that we are back in dear old England as apart from the odd "pond" or two, there's not much coast in Arizona. Looks like the shifting sands have moved oil to the wreck.
Frank L Croston.: Indeed you are, Alan, ten minutes walk from my new place in Fleetwood.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 8 Mar 2018, 08:05
I don't see any water - where did you find find this old wreck? A fascinating, moving photo!
Frank L Croston.: The tide was out, Philine, it is normally covered. Its in the river Wyre estuary, next to the port of Fleetwood U.K. Once the major West coast fishing port, where it probably sailed from originally. There are numerous wrecks around here known as the 'Wyre wrecks', well known to photographers. If you google 'History of the Wyre wrecks' you will find plenty of pics of them. Thanks, Philine.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 8 Mar 2018, 08:22
Wow, good reclamation job by nature Frank.
Frank L Croston.: Doing a better job than the people who beached it, Andrew.
Nope, no longer seaworthy.
Frank L Croston.: You could be right, Mary...
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 8 Mar 2018, 14:32
Wonderful shot and treatment. I bet there are lots of stories that this wreck could tell.
Frank L Croston.: Thank you very much, Beth. There are numerous wrecks at this place, the Wyre estuary, I've visited them a few times.Fleetwood was once the major fishing port on the West coast, not any longer though. Here is another.
It was the practice back in the day to just beach them, strip them of anything useful, then leave them to rot. Sometimes they would set fire to them. Of course this wouldn't work with the metal ones, though there are only a couple of those. They are covered by the tide twice a day, and even when the tide is out its not the safest place to visit, due to the mud, and deep channels.The one in my photo is actually ten minutes walk from where I live in the U.K.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Mar 2018, 15:52
Your treatment is very effective Frank.
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, Anne, its a preset from ON1.
It would be interesting to see a year by year series of this, perhaps Mr.Shaw could do that on your behalf.
Frank L Croston.: I've visited this wreck in the past and it didn't seem to have changed much, Brian. However, if you had started when it was first beached you certainly would see a difference. I don't think Mr Shaw would oblige, its not his favourite place.
Boat as a dinosaur!
Frank L Croston.: It does look prehistoric.
So it's Wreck Thursday, eh?
Frank L Croston.: Oh please no...Boat Friday is enough, Tom. smile

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