The Concrete barge, Canvey’s icon, has been thought to be gone since 2003, when it was smashed up overnight. In actual fact, a good half of it’s ribbed base remains, along with the very bottom of it’s right side, both made from concrete back in the 1940s. It is lined with metal wires and rods weaved throughout it’s ancient hull, and is certainly worth going to visit at the Point, where it has always been, even if nowhere near as imposing as it must have been back in the day.
For more secret remains on Canvey and castle Point, from Roman to the late 20th Century, visit ‘Beyond the Point’ at:
or simply Google the phrase ‘beyond the point canvey’