Grand old lady of the sea

Rouser 2013
Rouser 2013

A fully-rigged, square masted, barquetine sails into Newhaven Harbour.

The 188 ton, three masted, Regina Maris was on its way to the United States where it was due to be used for charter work to Australia.

Built in Norway in 1908, she had, prior to arrival in Newhaven, twice rounded Cape Horn.

The grand old vessel was due to spend 14 days in Newhaven.

The Express described it as ‘a sailing vessel of the old school; but in case any unforeseen difficulties crop up, her owners have taken the precaution of installing an alternative auxillary diesel engine’.