• Hull restorations nearing completion

    Hull restorations nearing completion

    8th December 2022

    The restoration of two iconic vessels – the Spurn Lightship and the museum trawler Arctic Corsair – is progressing apace, while work has started on a new multi-million-pound maritime heritage centre in Hull, reports Brian W Lavery. Painting in progress…

  • Swan’s fishing history remembered

    Swan’s fishing history remembered

    2nd April 2021

    Joseph Kay, who spent the majority of his career as a fisherman, latterly as second skipper on the Donvale, shares memories of Shetland’s restored sailing Fifie Swan, and stories from those who crewed the Swan and similar vessels in their…

  • Summers Love

    Summers Love

    2nd February 2019

    Jim Mckerracher has a thing about Tommy Summers yawls. John Worrall reports He’s restored two, worked on a third, and now has his fourth. And this could be the most challenging of the lot. You can tell by the line…

  • Mizpah: restored double-ended beach boat

    Mizpah: restored double-ended beach boat

    30th January 2017

    The traditional double-ended beach boat, Mizpah, returned to Staithes on the North Yorkshire coast recently, following restoration at Steve Cook’s boatyard near Whitby. Above: The nearly completed Mizpah with new floor boards in position. One of the original planks is lying…


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