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Bramble Bush Bay in Falmouth

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The Poole chain ferry Bramble Bush Bay is heading for Falmouth for her refit.  She covers entrance to Poole Harbour at the Haven and takes vehicles and foot passengers over to the Studland side. Usually goes to Southampton but this time it is Falmouth for dry dock.  Be interesting if people can get photos of a chain ferry in dry dock, her machinery below the waterline. 

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What do they do whilst BBB is off for maintenance?  Does the service basically get suspended?  Or is there such a thing as relief chain ferry? (Long way round without it....)

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Yes she is, she usually gets towed to Southampton but the shipyard there that she used has closed so she has to go to Falmouth.  There are pictures of her under tow on the Poole Harbour and Port History Facebook page.

 

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