This is the ship Good Hope, or the Wreck of her, shot at Skippool Creek in the River Wyre Estuary country park near Thornton Cleveleys
Some history of Skippool Creek from This site :
Skippool was once a bustling port where ships from Russia and Barbados would unload their cargoes of wine, rum, sugar and tobacco.
By the mid 1700’s the volume of shipping activity at Skippool and Wardleys is believed to have exceeded the Port of Liverpool.
A number of businesses were situated alongside the river, including Silcocks Bone Mill and Tomlinsons Animal Feeds Warehouse. There was also a small shop that sold tea and sugar to the boatmen.
During this time Skippool was a popular site for cock fighting, smuggling and press gangs, and the Ale Houses were infamous for their strong ale, contraband, spirits and drunken mariners.

Camera used Sony A 500
sigma lens 18-200mm
Three shot bracketed
Photomatix & Photoshop

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goodhope, hdr, skippool creek, darrenkitchen, jettys, water, lancashire, boats, falling apart, wrecks

Comments

  • Darren Kitchen
    Darren Kitchenover 2 years ago

  • Thanks Jason, Yer went today after the delivery arrived,only for about 45mins would have given you a ring but thought you were in the lakes, sorry

    – Darren Kitchen

  • Jadon
    Jadonover 2 years ago

    Excellent mate..You been here today..I never went to the lakes…Didn’t feel like it..

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