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The Beckfoot Launch is a decidedly native motor launch used by the Blackett and Turner family for outings. She is kept in the Beckfoot boathouse.


  • Swallows and Amazons
During the cutting-out expedition of the War between the Swallows and Amazons the Swallows go into the Beckfoot boathouse and see the big launch and a rowing skiff, but Amazon is not there; only a note "Ha Ha ..... " from the Amazons (SA19).
At the end then came the launch, chug, chugging to the landing place with Mrs Blackett, to help the campers following the storm (SA31).