The website that researches family histories along the river Thames

 

 

Norfolk Wherries

 

A Wherry is a form of sailing barge used in East Anglia.  They were fewer in number than the Thames sailing barge but harder to track.  They were not registered and did not carry an 'Official Number'.  They would have escaped the regulations because of their size or the fact that they were employed exclusively in the river trade.

 

The last remaining Wherries are listed below: -


Trading Wherry
Albion
Maud


Pleasure Wherry
Solace
Hathor
Ardea


Carvel hulled Wherry yacht
Olive
Norada

Wherry yacht
White Moth

 

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Site update June 2009.