GEORGE AND ALICE is an Essex oyster smack: a fishing vessel of timber carvel construction built in 1909 by Aldous & Sons of Brightlingsea. Her current engine is a Yanmar diesel model 3JH3. From 1909 to 1939 she was commercial oyster dredging, stoweboating and inshore trawling under sail from Brightlinsea.
After the second world war she was sold to Malcolm Macgregor and then in 1991 to Colin Shepheard who took her to his workshop in South Devon and fully restored her to her original build. Later, in 1996 GEORGE & ALICE returned to her home port of Brightlingsea and was bought by the Winters family and remains the only fully rebuilt Brightlingsea fishing smack.
As of November 2018, GEORGE & ALICE is moored at Rye, Sussex.
Built by Aldous & Sons of Brightlingsea as a Fishing Vessel for George and Alice Stoker
She worked as an Oyster Dredger, Stoweboating and Inshore Trawler under sail from Brightlingsea
She worked as a Commercial Dredger and Trawler under engine and cut-down rig
She was re-rigged as a Sailing Smack
She was bought by a new owner who took her to his workshop in South Devon
She was sold to her present owner
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