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    My elder brother John on his nobby class fishing boat,"The Comrade" on Burbot Bank in the Mersey, ready to clean the keel before the tide refloated us.Scanned from an old slide.


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    Great photo, i'd love a boat.

    Now can anyone help. Please excuse my thicknessness, but does anyone know what the term "Liverpool Bar" means out in the mersey. Is there something physically there or does it refer to the narrowness of the navigation ? Is there a lighthouse there to replace the one time pilot lightboat?

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    It`s an imaginary line seperating the River Mersey from the Irish Sea
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    Fine photograph, Joe. Also thanks for definining what the Liverpool Bar is. I of course remember references to the Bar Lightship. Do I understand from underworld's post that the lightship is no longer there? Thanks in advance for that information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Fine photograph, Joe. Also thanks for definining what the Liverpool Bar is. I of course remember references to the Bar Lightship. Do I understand from underworld's post that the lightship is no longer there? Thanks in advance for that information.

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    Is there anything at the bar to replace it GD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregs dad View Post
    It`s an imaginary line seperating the River Mersey from the Irish Sea
    There's nothing imaginary about it. The previously manned lightship was replaced by a large unmanned automatic buoy known as the Bar Racon (an acronym for Radar Beacon). It is positioned just west of the entrance to the main shipping channel into the Mersey. You can see its exact position in the centre of the attached screenshot taken from the AIS site a few minutes ago.

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    Great stuff guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregs dad View Post
    It`s an imaginary line seperating the River Mersey from the Irish Sea
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    From where to where?
    Take a look at my last post & map.

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    Is John still with us?
    Likewise is his wife Edie?

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