Meeting Irene, The 1907 Gaff Trading Ketch

Meeting Irene Two ships passing in the night… That old phrase, conjuring images steeped in history and missed connection. Sailing ship Irene and I had yet to cross paths. One of the last west Country Trading ketches, a 1907 120ft gaffer with a few stories to tell, Irene sounded like my kind of boat. But

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