The stern of the Portlairge, Saltmills, County Wexford by Andrew Jones

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The Portlairge was the last working steam ship in Ireland based in Waterford. Her rusting hulk now lies beached in Bannow Bay near Saltmills in County Wexford. She is easily accessed at low tide.

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  • Vitta
    Vittaover 4 years ago

    Amazing!! Wonderful work!!

  • That was quick! I just put it up. Thank you kindly Vitta, I’m very fond of the rust in this old wreck

    – Andrew Jones

  • marc melander
    marc melanderover 4 years ago

    Lovely stuff Andrew. I like the angle and especially the light on her tender and low starboard hull.

  • Thanks Marc, I love visiting this old wreck.

    – Andrew Jones

  • Rafferty-Evans
    Rafferty-Evansover 4 years ago

    wonderful tones and colours on the boat

  • Thank you Lee-Anne, I’m pleased you like this.

    – Andrew Jones

  • serendip
    serendipover 4 years ago

    Beautiful rusty decay. The propellor and rudder look reasonably intact. Could the prop be solid brass? If this were in our waters it would have been well stripped by now. A lovely picture.

  • Thanks Jim, it is surprisingly intact. In fact there was a TV programme here about this ship as the last steam ship working in Ireland, there was talk of trying to rennovate it, a mammoth task and that was pre-recession ……..

    – Andrew Jones

  • CLiPiCs
    CLiPiCsover 4 years ago

    More !

    I love this ship

    great shot too Andrew

    Love ‘N’ Laughter Kriss

  • Thanks Kriss, its quite close and a favorite place for a walk and a few snaps.

    – Andrew Jones

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 4 years ago

    Awesome and terrific catpure Andrew. A welcome addition to the DSLR Users Group for the New Year.
    Happy New Year From all the Hosts.

  • Thank you Don, somehow I missed your comment, so my apologies for the delay in replying. Andrew

    – Andrew Jones

  • Gary Gurr
    Gary Gurrover 4 years ago

    Another super rusty image, nice one Andrew.

  • Thanks Gary, this old boat is full of rusty gems.

    – Andrew Jones

    TIMKIELYover 4 years ago

    brillant shot ,well done

  • Thank you Tim, very much appreciated. Andrew

    – Andrew Jones

  • JohnGo
    JohnGoover 4 years ago

    Love the color depth in this. Great capture and locale.

  • Thank you John for a delightful comment. andrew

    – Andrew Jones

  • Jason Kiely
    Jason Kielyover 4 years ago

    lovely shot. Great colours

  • Thank you for your kind comment

    – Andrew Jones

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