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    Posted: 22 Feb 16 at 12:30pm
Originally posted by JimC

Probably not the best forum, although I'm not sure what is.

Classic boat ( a bit quiet)http://www.classicboat.co.uk/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=17

YBW classic forum http://www.ybw.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?88-Classic-and-Wooden-Boats&s=afd0e6abc03f92d9d47ec924d46e3eaf

Wooden boat (US  based). http://forum.woodenboat.com

There is a fair degree of overlap between posters on the above. 

Might also try Sandeman http://www.sandemanyachtcompany.co.uk and wooden ships http://www.woodenships.co.uk 
Probably the two premier classic boat brokerages in the uk.


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Unfortunately, not - my ancestor's name was John Henry James, and at that time he lived in Aldeburgh. He was a consulting mining engineer, originally from Cornwall.
Thank you so much for your interest, Martin.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jaydub Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Feb 16 at 12:27pm
Unlikely as the boat in the picture is a gaff rigged ketch or a yawl and the one in the pdf is a Bermudan sloop.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MartinG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Feb 16 at 12:10pm
Could this be the one?

http://easternyachts.com/souzette/history.pdf

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Wow! Great tale Miranda! Yes, family history can uncover some wonderful stories.... Definitely send this pic & all the info to Gavin & he'll post it up I'm sure. Good luck!
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I will do, didlydon - thank you!
The reason I am interested is that I'm a singer-songwriter, currently writing a series of songs based around tales from my family history (and believe me, there have been some bizarre incidents!)
The story attached to 'Suzette' is that my 2x great-uncle apparently named her after one of his mistresses - that's his 2nd wife in the photo, not the mistress  Embarrassed and I thought it had the makings of a song.....
I would like to find out all I can about the yacht so I can weave some details into the lyrics.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote didlydon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Feb 16 at 10:58am
Very interesting! 

It would be really worth sending this to Gavin at www.intheboatshed.net as he is based in the South East & his website features lots of historical stuff like this. Very best of luck to you.  
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Thank you, Van Mentz -,that is most helpful!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Van Mentz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Feb 16 at 9:38pm
Lloyds Register of Shipping. A yacht of that size at that time would most likely have been registered with Lloyds but it has always been voluntary to do so. The register will give such information as her builder, date, dimensions, displacement and owners. Judging by her beam I would hazard she was a good 50' in length plus bowsprit but I agree with Jim C her spars look rather light for that. Gaff rigged and a ketch or yawl.
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