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Much more than just a boatyard…

March 16, 2010

Standard Quay provides moorings and repair facilities for traditional sailing vessels and a small number of other historic craft. The two large dry docks are moored permanently at the Quayside and are constantly occupied by Thames Sailing Barges, Dutch Barges, Oyster Smacks. Always being worked on and restored these vessels emerge in the Spring, many rigged with the iconic red sails of the Thames region to sail down the Associate Cinque Port of Faversham’s beautiful winding creek, through the ancient grazing lands and marshy RAMSAR site to the Swale and out to sea.

Standard Quay is home to a unique collection of weatherboarded creekside listed buildings used for over 150 years for marine based trade and industry. It is an historic site of shipbuilding and repair and this tradition continues today. In 1993 Standard Quay (Faversham) Ltd was founded to provide moorings and a repair yard for large traditional vessels and to preserve the Quay itself as a facility for Faversham.

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  1. April 3, 2010 1:40 pm

    Brilliant website. Very interesting and timely.

    Will put a link up from the Friends’ site. Perhaps Faversham.org will do likewise.

    best wishes

    Griselda

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