Monday 5 August 2019

Louie Wills

I've seen this restored Louie Wills 28ft (8.5m) Falmouth Quay Punt , built by WE Thomas in 1900, around the west country several times, having read about her restoration by John Fuge at Golant in Classic Boat years ago, but never before managed to get very close or take a good photo.

Here she is on her mooring upriver across from the village of Golant,  viewed from the garden of the Fisherman's Arms.

Note the Fisherman's Arms is a welcome rest stop after walking up the lovely but hilly paths from Fowey.


  1. I’m intrigued by Louie Will’s spars. Are there really four masts?

  2. Barubi, no only two masts, the bowsprite and bumkin have been hoisted/raised up. I've seen it done in marina's to save money, but on the river I'm guessing it's to keep them out of the way and prevent damage.

  3. Thanks for the explanation. It makes more sense then my first thought of a snow mast.

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