Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Rosemarie as the St Mawes / Falmouth passenger ferrry

Today I recieved an amazing photograph, from Katheryn Osborne in the U.S.A, confirming that the Rosemarie houseboat had indeed been the passenger ferry between Falmouth and St Mawes as rumoured! Not exactly sure of the date, but 1940's-50's is an educated guess! The family who owned her at this time where called Henderson, and having phoned all the Hendersons in St Mawes to no avail, I've unfortunately no other testimony of the boat at this time. Which is why this one photo is such a special find. On the back of the picture is written £2,250 obo (or best offer), priceless! She was also rumoured to have worked as a ferry in the nearby Helford river, although I can't find any evidence to support this. Time to go back to the library I think........

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