OK I have some neat pictures to share, so if you are looking for crafty stuff stop back tomorrow….
The story…..My great-grandfather (Dad’s Granddad) served aboard a wonderful 3 masted sailing ship called The Fantome II, owned by the Guinness's (yes the drink Guinness….and Sir Alec Guinness The original Obi Wan Kenobi Of Star Wars Fame!!!) This beautiful ship is still in operation. It is owned now by a French Bank, and has been renamed La Belem. I believe that is is the only 3 masted sailing ship that is still sailing today. My parents recently helped a French researcher with some information regarding my GGF’s time aboard the ship and were offered the opportunity to go on board while she was moored at Portsmouth United Kingdom.
I was born on an Island off the south coast of England called the Isle of Wight and my parents still reside there. Most of the crew for The (then) Fantome were from the Island. My parents were delighted to visit the ship and sent me some amazing photos…I thought I would share them with you.
This is The Fantome II as it used to look.
My Mom ;-)
My Mom and Dad …Dad is next to the lady in the green scarf and has his hand on my mom’s shoulder.
Dad in the Captains chair (I think).
Lunch at the captains table.
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Hope you enjoyed.
Check back tomorrow for some Unscripted Artwork!