traditional Thames sailing barge-
82ft long, 21ft wide, weighs 80 tons, 110 years old and still
was built in 1892 at Maldon, Essex by John Howard. Originally
called "the READY" she was built primarily for carrying hay,
straw and timber between the port of London and the rivers along the Essex,
Kent and Suffolk coasts.
has been based at the Iron Wharf Boatyard for 25 years
from where she has undergone extensive rebuilding.
summer months Mirosa is available for Company Charters and Day Trips for
individuals. If you would like to experience the delight of
engineless sailing, on a 110 year old spritsail barge, then make up your
own party of 12, or come as individuals and we will make up the party,
or would your company like a charter?
you are interested please click on this link to find out more
Iron Wharf Boatyard