Forcastle taken from the forward well deck. Here the galley stood.

Forcastle taken from the forward well deck. Here the galley stood.

Looking forward from the poop deck. Below the captain lived.

Looking forward from the poop deck. Below the captain lived.

Imagine six sailors roped to the wheel in a force 12 gale. I've been in one in the North Sea and it was fantastic.

Imagine six sailors roped to the wheel in a force 12 gale. I've been in one in the North Sea and it was fantastic.

My cousin Katie on the bridge deck

My cousin Katie on the bridge deck

Afterwell deck. The upper decks had to be washed down every morning. Unlike spoilt kids who go to brat schools we had to do all the cleaning ourselves. My first job was squee jeeing the salt water - which had been pumped from the river and sprayed on the deck - from the centre of the afterwell deck in lines down to the sides and out through the drain.

Afterwell deck. The upper decks had to be washed down every morning. Unlike spoilt kids who go to brat schools we had to do all the cleaning ourselves. My first job was squee jeeing the salt water - which had been pumped from the river and sprayed on the deck - from the centre of the afterwell deck in lines down to the sides and out through the drain.

TS Arethusa in Manhattan

TS Arethusa in Manhattan

TS Arethusa

TS Arethusa

TS Arethusa. Can you name the four masts?

TS Arethusa. Can you name the four masts?

A walk about the Arethusa in 2005

A walk about the Arethusa in 2005

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