Ref: 17-26 *
Ref: 17-26 *

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The 'Welfare', a Hull registered lugger, drying her nets at Whitby Dock End.
This had to be done frequently as they were made of natural fibres. Although the nets were also regularly 'barked' in a brew made from oak bark, which gave them their distinct colour, they were prone to rot very quickly if stowed away wet.

Ref: 17-26 *

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The 'Welfare', a Hull registered lugger, drying her nets at Whitby Dock End.
This had to be done frequently as they were made of natural fibres. Although the nets were also regularly 'barked' in a brew made from oak bark, which gave them their distinct colour, they were prone to rot very quickly if stowed away wet.