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"Waterwitch" off Gribben Head, Cornwall

Waterwitch was the last British engineless square rigger to trade, subject of the beautiful classic painting available as a print here, related people will be interested in the following, some others too:  Waterwitch_tweaked_colours_d.jpg

Do you think people might contact you regarding my comments?”

If the tale is of interest feel free to contact this blog and web site.



Gordon —

Message: I have just discovered your site and page on the Waterwitch in snooping around on the internet trying to get information about my family in England on my mother’s side. Captain Charles Henry Deacon was my great great grandfather. The history you provided is more than anything else about him that I have found. Thank you so much for writing about my Grampy Deacon. If you know of any other information or photographs of him, I would appreciate a head’s up.

Thanks again.


There is a steady interest in Waterwitch and her people.
I could if you agree add your remarks below to the further reading page (concealing your e mail address).
That could well lead to a new contact and new info.
It can be surprising who writes in.
Most of the prints have gone to people related to Waterwitch crew.

By the way we still have a few signed numbered prints left of Waterwitch.
You could acquire one using either PayPal on the web site page http://frickers.co.uk/prints.html or arranging a bank to bank transfer or cheque.

Thanks for being so generous in responding. I really appreciate it.

I am particularly trying to find my great aunt and her family in Cornwall. Captain Deacon would have been her grandfather. I don’t know her married name so it has been difficult.



Gordon, one other thing I forgot to ask. How much is the signed print of the Waterwitch?

I am considering a signed print.

What is a remarque?

Do you think people might contact you regarding my comments?



That is an easier question!


We can supply in a choice of 2 sizes.

Image: 500 x 333mm (19.75″ x 13.1″) signed print £157

Image: 720 x 495mm (28.4″ x 19.5″) signed print £277


It is easy to order using PayPal on page http://frickers.co.uk/prints.html

Or payment can be bank to bank or by cheque.

If required payments can be made in instalments, the picture being released on payment of the final instalment.

For a modest extra fee Prints can also be prepared with a remarque

We can supply framed pictures as per page http://frickers.co.uk/marine-art/waterwitch.html


If you think I can help you in any other way including steer you through the ordering process don’t hesitate to ask.  Waterwitch_detail_d.JPG


Kind regards,

Gordon Frickers