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Burnham-on-Crouch
 
Burnham-Wallasea Ferry
 
 
This page is devoted to Burnham-on-Crouch and the ferry service between Burnham and the Essex Marina on Wallasea Island. From 2013 the ferry is run by a new operator. Details of the new operator are shown below:-

   Dial-a-Ferry: 07704 06 04 82
   Email: Burnhamferry@hotmail.co.uk
   Website: www.burnhamferry.co.uk
   Twitter: @burnhamferry


The previous ferry Lady Essex III continues to run river trips from Burnham:- www.ladyessex.com


Boats on this Page:-
Lady Essex II - ferry until 2005
Lady Essex III - ferry from 2006-2012
Sea Rover - ferry from 2013
 
Sections on this Page:-
Burnham-Wallasea Ferry
Burnham-on-Crouch  
Creeksea
Wallasea Island Jetty
 
Other Essex Pages:-
Brightlingsea - River Colne port
General Steam Navigation - Excursion service from London to Essex until 1967
Invicta Line - Southend-Kent services until 1992
Lower Thames & Medway Passenger Boat Co - Gravesend-Southend services
Southend Excursion Vessels
Southend Pier
Tilbury-Gravesend Ferry
Wivenhoe - River Colne port
 
Associated Pages:-
www.burnhamferry.co.uk Burnham Ferry operator from 2013
www.ladyessex.com Burnham excursions
UK Excursion Ships
Ferry Postcards
Cruise Ship Postcards
Ocean Liner Postcards
Simplon Postcards - Recent Updates
Simplon Postcards - Home Page
 
References:-
Trip Out Guides - Written and published by G.P.Hamer - various editions from 1977 to 2005 consulted
Trip Out Guides are available from Geoffrey Hamer, PO Box 485, Southall, UB1 9BH
 
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Burnham-Wallasea Ferry

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The Burnham ferry service moved back to Burnham Town Quay in 2007.



Sea Rover

A new operator took over the Burnham Ferry in 2013, details below:-
   Dial-a-Ferry: 07704 06 04 82
   Email: Burnhamferry@hotmail.co.uk
   Website: www.burnhamferry.co.uk
   Twitter: @burnhamferry


Sea Rover loading passengers and bicycles at Burnham
Photo: Ian Boyle, 30th September 2013
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Lady Essex II
 
Lady Essex II had been running the Burnham-Wallasea ferry service until 2005.


Postcard of Lady Essex II
LADY ESSEX II at Burnham - - www.simplonpc.co.uk






Lady Essex III
 
Lady Essex III replaced older boat Lady Essex II and worked the ferry 2005-2012. Lady Essex III is a custom built Starfish 10. Lady Essex III was originally built as a prototype for the Royal Navy and as such was built from fire retardant fibreglass to the most exacting standards.  
 
With her Ford Mermaid diesel engine she is somewhat faster than her predecessor and is capable of 13 knots, a full 5 knots faster than Lady Essex II. She is 33 feet 10 inches long and was built in 1981 by Bounty boats in Brundall Norfolk. She is fully licensed and insured for 40 passengers and two crew for river trips and short voyages to sea.
 
Prior to her purchase in 2005, an Isgair (The Fisherman in Celtish), was working from Avoch in North East Scotland on angling and dolphin watching trips. This vessel and operator not longer operates the ferry from 2013 but continues to run river trips (www.ladyessex.com).


Lady Essex III arriving at Essex Marina, Wallasea.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 28th May 2006




Lady Essex III at Essex Marina, Wallasea.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 28th May 2006




Ferry service handbill for 2006 (since changed for 2007)







Burnham-on-Crouch

Burnham-on-Crouch is a town in the Maldon District of Essex in the East of England. It lies on the north bank of the River Crouch. It is one of Britain's leading places to go yachting. Burnham-on-Crouch hosts a sailing event known as 'Burnham Week'. This takes place annually, in the last week of August. The week includes competitive yacht and dinghy racing on the River Crouch. The event is shared among the four established sailing clubs in Burnham: The Royal Corinthian Yacht Club (linked to the sailing club with the same name in Cowes, Isle Of Wight), The Royal Burnham Yacht Club, The Crouch Yacht Club, and The Burnham Sailing Club.

This annual yacht regatta dates back to 1893. In the early years, Burnham Week was regarded as the last event in the sailing calendar. In the days before marinas afforded year-round access, many yachts were laid up for the winter in mud-berths on the east coast rivers. The racing fleets worked their way along the south coast, enjoying various events and regattas, having a final fling at Burnham before laying up. Today, the event is still growing strongly and the various sailing clubs produce many highly regarded sailors. The week provides a range of competitive racing events as well as a full party programme.



Burnham-on-Crouch seen from Wallasea
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 28th May 2006
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The Rio Cinema at Burnham-on-Crouch
Photo: Ian Boyle, 11th March 2012
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Royal Corinthian Yacht Club

The Royal Corinthian Yacht Club was founded at Erith, Kent in 1872. Over the years, it has operated from a number of locations but now exists with a northern and southern branch at Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, and at Cowes, Isle of Wight respectively. In 1931, a new clubhouse at Burnham-on-Crouch was opened. The Grade II* listed building was designed by Joseph Emberton and represented Britain's contribution to the International Exhibition of Modern Architecture held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in 1932. The building is one of the few examples of the International style of architecture in Britain..



Royal Corinthian Yacht Club at Burnham-on-Crouch, seen from Wallasea
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 28th May 2006
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Royal Corinthian Yacht Club at Burnham-on-Crouch
Photo: Ian Boyle, 11th March 2012
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Royal Corinthian Yacht Club at Burnham-on-Crouch
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 30th September 2013
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Creeksea Ferry
 
The village of Creeksea is on the north bank of the Crouch, 2 miles from Burnham. The original ferry ran from here to Creeksea Ferry on Wallasea. There is still a modern public house named the Creeksea Ferry on the south bank.
 
 
Creeksea seen from Wallasea Island.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 28th May 2006




Modern slipway at site of original Creeksea ferry on Wallasea Island.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 28th May 2006






Wallasea Island Jetty
 
There is a modern concrete jetty adjacent to the Essex Yacht Marina on Wallasea. This is used regularly by coasters to unload timber.
 
 
Alpina (registered Belize City) at the jetty on Wallasea Island.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 28th May 2006



 Derelict vessels on Wallasea Island.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 28th May 2006
Wallasea - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 28th May 2006









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