web analytics

The “Nita” – the boat of Ralph Dopping Hepenstal on Lough Gowna

The Nita was designed and built in iron in 1868 by Bewley, Webb and Co of Dublin for the Dopping-Hepenstal family of Lough Gowna in County Longford. Despite the fact that in her long sailing life The Nita never left the waters of Lough Gowna, she was of an able seagoing shape very typical of her time, and as she too was 25 tons TM, 44ft LOA and 12ft beam, Source: http://afloat.ie/blogs/sailing-saturday-with-wm-nixon/item/24138-was-this-th%0De-first-round-ireland-voyage

The Nita was designed and built in iron in 1868 by Bewley, Webb and Co of Dublin for the Dopping-Hepenstal family of Lough Gowna in County Longford. Despite the fact that in her long sailing life The Nita never left the waters of Lough Gowna, she was of an able seagoing shape very typical of her time, and as she too was 25 tons TM, 44ft LOA and 12ft beam,

Source:
http://afloat.ie/blogs/sailing-saturday-with-wm-nixon/item/24138-was-this-th%0De-first-round-ireland-voyage

%d bloggers like this: