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Offline Solomonite

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Re: Dead Man's Island, Burnt Wick Island
« Reply #36 on: May 19, 2018, 13:49:08 »
The brick building might have been associated with the Victorian clay diggers. From what I recollect of the other smaller object, I think it was more like an air-raid shelter, but who for, unless it was for air-raid look outs, I am not sure.

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Re: Dead Man's Island, Burnt Wick Island
« Reply #35 on: January 29, 2017, 15:18:12 »
BBC 1. Tomorrow, Monday 30th, 19.30. Programme about the Deadmans Island.

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Re: Dead Man's Island, Burnt Wick Island
« Reply #34 on: January 29, 2017, 14:17:59 »
Many (most?) of those buried on Dead Man's Island would have come from the Sheerness Foul Bill Quarantine Station at Stangate Creek.
See http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=11570.15

See also http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=7326.0 Surgeon Sidney Bernard.
Sidney Bernard volunteered to serve on HMS Eclair which had just returned to England with a very virulent form of Yellow Fever. Bernard was taken ill and died on the 9th October 1845.
He was buried on Burntwick Island.
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Re: Dead Man's Island, Burnt Wick Island
« Reply #33 on: February 10, 2015, 17:40:43 »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01dy8r0

Blind cameraman guided round some burials on Deadmans Island.

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Re: Dead Man's Island, Burnt Wick Island
« Reply #32 on: July 02, 2012, 04:14:33 »
When I worked in the CG we were always warned about these islands. Usual stuff wear gloves cover all open wounds etc.
No one is sure what lurks below the surface, and if any of the various nasties that killed the unfortunate sailors are just lying dormant.
 

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Re: Dead Man's Island, Burnt Wick Island
« Reply #31 on: May 29, 2012, 08:38:44 »
What was the purpose was the fairly modern building, partly submerged, (Photos Posted by: Admiral D Ascoyne
« on: March 26, 2012, 14:49:21 »

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Re: Dead Man's Island, Burnt Wick Island
« Reply #30 on: May 29, 2012, 07:42:05 »
Please keep your arrangements betweeen you via the PM function.

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Re: Dead Man's Island, Burnt Wick Island
« Reply #29 on: April 13, 2012, 13:05:30 »
Looking at the object in question and having worked on Boilers of several types I really don't think this is a boiler. It has what looks like a filler lid on top, they are very difficult if not impossible to get a good steam tight joint on. I think that this is the remains of a water or fuel tank. The corrosion ties in with the rise and fall of the tides, the top is dry(ish) for most of the time and the bottom is wet mot of the time but the middle is alternately wet and dry. That would promote the metal to rust faster than mainly dry or wet.

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Re: Dead Man's Island, Burnt Wick Island
« Reply #28 on: April 13, 2012, 11:56:29 »
Anyway, I've been wondering if this mystery object could be the remains of a mine.
Any old bomb disposal or RN clearance divers watching?

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Re: Dead Man's Island, Burnt Wick Island
« Reply #27 on: April 07, 2012, 14:42:40 »
I wondered if the circular rusted thing is the remains of an old buoy?

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Re: Dead Man's Island, Burnt Wick Island
« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2012, 00:49:10 »
Admiral D Ascoyne's excellent pictures make me think this area must have sunk a lot since the buildings were in use, hastening the loss of any graves

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Re: Dead Man's Island, Burnt Wick Island
« Reply #25 on: March 26, 2012, 16:30:40 »
Please reduce the size of the pictures.

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Re: Dead Man's Island, Burnt Wick Island
« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2012, 16:12:40 »
Did you find any nice old Kent bottles out there?

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Re: Dead Man's Island, Burnt Wick Island
« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2012, 14:49:21 »
Heres a few more my friend took...











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