Locked-down and sometimes Locked-in!

Why not listen to Katrina Porteous on 24-Feb (link attached) who specialises in our Northumberland maritime and fishing heritage. The title ‘The Sea’s the Boss’ conjures images of our coast and its traditions. Check it out;


Centre for Endangered Languages, Cultures and Ecosystems (CELCE)
University of Leeds
Katrina Porteous: ‘The Sea’s the Boss’
24th February 2021, 4pm GMT
The language spoken by the Northumbrian ‘coble’ fishing community in the late 20th century contained clues to that community’s historical development and to its understanding of place and nature. In this talk, touching on the language of fishing practices and species caught, place names, navigation and visualisation of the seabed, taboo words and beliefs, Katrina Porteous will argue that elements of this way of life remained little changed since medieval times, and that recent developments in fishing technology, reflected in its language, have profoundly altered the relation between people and place. With illustrations from her poems, she will show that an intrinsic understanding of ‘sustainability’ lay at the heart of the coble fishing way of life, and explore the human cost at which this was achieved.
Poet and historian Katrina Porteous lives on the Northumberland coast and writes from a deep commitment to the ecology of place and local community. Her collections from Bloodaxe Books include The Lost Music (1996) and Two Countries (2014), and poems written for a planetarium, Edge (2019). www.katrinaporteous.co.uk
Time: Feb 24, 2021 04:00 PM London
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Covid19 Restrictions

30-December-2020

Due to recent government announcements regarding both the new variants of Covid19 and a subsequent increase of local restrictions to Tier 4, NEMT will be closed until further notice. We hope these new restrictions will be lifted soon but in the meantime only essential maintenance will be allowed by designated members. Let’s hope we all have a much better 2021. Everyone here wishes you the very best and a happy New Year. Please stay safe and well.

Please note our new Email address is:- nemaritime2020@gmail.com


Henry Frederick Swan

Hard to believe but HFS has been in the water for almost twenty months now. After all that time we haven’t had any major issues and she has proved to be a very sea kindly boat in all sorts of weather conditions. However, she now needs some urgent updating and TLC. We moved her from Newcastle Quayside to our NEMT Boat-Shed yesterday and she’s now all tucked up and ready to be worked on over the winter. Think you will agree she looks in remarkably good condition especially below the water line.

We are hoping to have her back in the water about Easter time depending on the Covid situations of course!

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Another Great Day Sailing

NEMT crew enjoy sailing again today on coble Royal Diadem11.
After a few stormy days spoiling our beautiful autumnal weather, today was just perfect for a catch up.

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