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Ryelands

Nicholson and Marsh  Glasson Dock, 1887

151gt. 102ft.

 

Hugh bought the schooner RYELANDS in 1942 and put his son Kenneth in command where they traded mostly the Bristol Channel ports.

Hugh sold RYELANDS in 1948 when she became the HISPANIOLA in the RKO pictures movie Treasure Island.  Several other film and television roles remained for RYELANDS starring as the  PEQUOD in Moby Dick and  also starred in TV series "Buccaneers"

Moored firstly at Scarborough she eventually became a floating exhibit at Morecombe when on a night in June 1970 she caught fire and burnt out.

 

Rylands as Hispaniola in Treasure Island

 

Photo:DAVE WEBSTER

The Hispaniniola