Home Port; on the Delaware River at Fox Grove Marina Essington PA.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

December 2016

Lake Jean PA

Great Falls VA

Friday, November 18, 2016

November 2016

Empty docks ready for winter. 

Ready for haul-out

Saturday, September 3, 2016

September 2016

2 masted gaff schooner on the Corinthian Mooring Field Essington PA waiting out Hermine September 3, 2016

Monday, June 13, 2016

June 2016

June 10, 11, 12

Only had the flip phone camera with me so not the best image quality.

Sail from Essington PA on Friday morning to Delaware City DE then wait a few hours for a favorable current in the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal to Chesapeake City MD.

The entrance to Chesapeake City is silted up with only a narrow channel off the Army Corp bulkhead deep enough. Silted up alongside the town dock so drop anchor in the anchorage area near back creek.

Engineers Cove, Chesapeake City anchorage basin

Sunrise Saturday departure in the canal and channel to Turkey Point, Locust Point then Havre de Grace channel to Perryville.

Perryville town dock next to railway bridge.

Depart Perryville Sunday morning motoring the Havre de Grace channel to Locust Point then sailing at 5-6-7 knots past Turkey Point and the C&D to the railway bridge past Summit.

Motor to Reedy Point, then motor against winds out of the NW 20's gusting to 30's with steep short period breaking waves, to Delaware City. Got a lift back to Philadelphia.

The boat will remain at Delaware City Marina until the following weekend when we get favorable winds out of the south and early morning flood currents.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

May 2016

Savannah water front
Transient town dock $1.50/ft
Transient Hylton dock $2.00/ft

Savannah steps from Factors Walk to Bay Street

Tybee Lighthouse

Tybee Beach

Telfair Square Savannah

Friday, April 1, 2016

April 2016

Splash April 11, 2016

Shofuso West Philadelphia

Spring in West Philadelphia

Sunday, March 20, 2016

March 2016

Delaware River and Ben Franklin Bridge from Pier 68

Dawn Redwoods, Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia PA

Friday, February 26, 2016

February 2016

Travel Lift at low tide

Tar Epoxy with copper floor

Schuylkill river walk at South Street Bridge

Schuylkill river walk at Walnut Street Bridge

Monday, January 25, 2016

January 2016

Thomas Eakins, Sailboats Racing on the Delaware River 1874
Rounding the end of Little Tinicum

Edouard Manet Taring the Boat France 1873


Ulladh pronounced "ul-la" (null lad).

Uladh the gaelic spelling for the territory of the U-Nail chieftains in the ancient Irish province of Ulster (English/Norse), originally the counties of Down and Antrim, but now including Derry, Armagh, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan, also referred to as Ulidia (Greek/Roman),.

Uladh was the home of a pre-celtic, cruithne (crew-en-ya) pictish tribe, who may have been descendants of prehistoric tribes indigenous to the British Isles since the retreat of the last ice age.

Archeological finds date first inhabitants to about 6,000 BC and trade goods from Rathlin Island, County Antrim off the northeast coast of Ireland made from porcellanite stone appearing in Egypt and Crete by 2,500 BC.

The early tribes of Ireland where displaced by later waves of migrants from mainland Europe; about 1700 BC by bronze age tribes, celtic tribes about 500 BC, and in the past two millenia; Roman trading posts, Viking settlements, English plantations... and in the 21st century a welcome increasing diversity from the European Union and the world.

SV Ulladh (for vhf clarity I use "sailing vessel ul-la") is named for the territory of the first peoples to settle in Ireland after the retreat of the last ice age.


Since 1949 Fisksatra Varv in the coastal town of Fisksatra Sweden, built fiberglass boats from dinghies to a 300 ton minesweeper for the Swedish Navy.

The Havsfidra 20's were built between 1968 and the late 1970's to Swedish Navy and Lloyd's certification standards.

The Havsfidra 20 and a larger version the Storfidra 26 where sold in the United States by Continental Yachts and Trawler Agency of Atlantic City NJ.

Havsfidra; sea-feather?
(fidra; to touch or tickle with a feather -Icelandic-English Dictionary, Clarendon Press 1874)