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Offline karlostg

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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2010, 22:52:17 »
A slipway that is still there, albeit in shape only - just a boxed in sterile, stainless steel surrounded, cut out shape in the river now. AFAIK it was only repairs - I hope someone proves me wrong with a fleet of boats.

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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2010, 20:46:42 »
Did they build new ships, or just repair? Was there a dry dock or slipway etc?
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2010, 18:37:54 »
Yes Dousts shipyard. I may/or may not know the person who took down the old shipyard painted sign when it closed.. .. ... .. (says he innocently hiding the screwdriver) - its now on the wall in the Brook Pumping Station.  :)

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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2010, 16:07:30 »
There was a ship builders or repairers just on the Chatham side of the arch. I think the name was Doust - am I right?
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