Bawley

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Bona LO178.
A bawley Bona (LO178) built by Aldou of Brightlingsea in 1903

A bawley was an English sailing vessel typified by a boomless cutter rig and probably named for having a boiler for cooking shrimp in amidships. "The majority were built by Aldous of Brightlingsea"[1] but they were also built in Harwich, Erith, Southend, Leigh and on the Medway.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leather, John, The Gaff Rig Handbook, 2002, Adlard Coles Nautical, London, pages 62-65

External links[edit]

  • Bona — 36 ft bawley Bona (LO178), built 1903 by Aldous in Brightlingsea, Essex
  • Saxonia — a Brightlingsea Bawley built in 1930
  • Emma — pre-1850 Essex Bawley