In the winter the Jubilee Trust continue their charters with mixed crews of able and disabled people by sending the Lord Nelson to the Canary Islands and the Tenacious to the West Indies.
The Lord Nelson returns, via the Azores, to Southampton in May and Tenacious goes from Bermuda to Southampton in May and then both should sail mainly in British waters during the summer.
The Miguel Caldentey is one of the finelined two and three masted schooners that once traded in the Balearic Islands and along the Mediterranean coast.
When Spain got its own steel works the Government ruled that only new steel ships could be built. However the Abel Matutes yard at Palma in Ibiza still had a few ribs, and more importantly her papers, of an old lateen wooden schooner called Joven Teresa so they technically rebuilt her as the new schooner Joven Teresa in 1961. She joined the Matutes brothers others schooners trading between Barcelona, Palma and Valencia.
In 1963 in Tarragona I saw a Balearic Island schooner being loaded by a gang of women passing wheat by shovel from one to another in a long line along the quay. I didn’t take a photograph as the armed police were not keen on me being in the dock area. Several of these Spanish schooners later came into British ownership.
The Marques was converted to a brigantine at Charlestown and then a barque for film work. The same owners also had the Spanish brig Inca, built in 1858 to trade to South America under the name Cuidad de Inca and she was totally rebuilt at Barbata de Franco in 1980. After the Marques was lost in the Atlantic in 1984 the Inca’s name was changed to Maria Asumpta and she was lost off the north Devon coast in 1995.