SAXONIA is a Thames bawley, built in 1930 and originally used for whitebait fishing from Leigh on Sea. She was the last fishing boat of this kind built by Aldous of Brightlingsea and was also the first sailing bawley built with an engine from new. She was the last fishing boat to commercially fish using the Stowboat method of fishing for whitebait and used the Stoweboat gear up to 1964. The original owners, Wm Young & Sons operated 4 bawley boats, all in the whitebait fishery. SAXONIA currently charters full time and is her original 1930 state and condition; she has authentic fishing gear and offers hands on demonstrations in their use as practiced in the late 19th century.
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