This post is for Rita and her "Dearly Beloved".
This ship was built by one his Grandfathers who was a ship's carpenter.
I recently had the pleasure of spending a lovely afternoon with a dear friend who shares my passion for all things nautical. These are photos of some of his most cherished possessions, many of which were passed down to him by his Grandfathers. The last 2 photos are of the antique microscope that one of his Grandfathers used to study the diseases of oysters.