8 knots - Sandwich Quay Slipway - Sandwich Kent UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MeerRescue
N 51° 16.534 E 001° 20.659
31U E 384514 N 5681771
Quick Description: 8 knot speed restriction warning sign.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/20/2012 12:34:44 PM
Waymark Code: WME1AD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
Views: 3

Long Description:

Here on the River Stour at Sandwich the river is tidal all the way to the tidal limit at Fordwich near Canterbury.  Sandwich was once a thriving and important port on this stretch of English coast line. Today the River Stour at Sandwich is much more sedate and used mainly by varying size pleasure craft.  One recent re-enactment of the past importance of the River Stour was held in April 2011 when 750kg of Caen Stone, required by masons restoring Canterbury Cathedral, was taken on the original 11th century route to Fordwich up the River Stour.  The stone was carried on a 100 year old Dutch barge skippered and owned by the Sandwich Harbour Master, Captain Colin Carr.  The nearby boatyard has a large crane to hoist larger pleasure craft into and out of the water, but smaller craft use the Sandwich Quay slipway where this large 8 knot speed restriction Warning Sign is located and enforced by Sandwich Port and Haven Authority.

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