The harbor at Douglas, Isle of Man. These boats are fine at their anchorage, but turning around 180 degrees, one saw that the receding tide had left boats not only high and dry but also, in the case of sailing boats with big keels, stuck in the mud. As a way of accomnodating this tidal beaching several sail boats had what one could call either side legs or a triple keel to keep then from tipping over. Click on images to enlarge them.

Left: Buildings parallel to the harbor edge. Right: This little tower with a conical roof is a Bailie-Scott museum (unfortunately shut up tight when the photographer visited).

Right: A map of the island.

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Photographs and text by George P. Landow. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]

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