Vital Vessel Parts Take a Step Back in Time
Vital pieces of Trinity’s vessels have been taken back to where they were built in Devon around 100 years ago.
Leader (1892), Provident (1924) and Golden Vanity (1908) were all built at Galmpton Creek, on the River Dart. During the winter the fleet are kept alongside, in Dartmouth, sheltering from the bad weather. This year the charity has decided to take down the spars for added protection which are being stored in a shed thought to have been used for their construction around 100 years ago.
Harry Gottschalk, Trinity’s Marketing & Sales Manager, said: “As part of our winter refit, selected spars have been de-rigged to keep them in good condition away from the cold and damp weather. After putting out an appeal for somewhere safe to keep them, we were put in touch with Dolphin Haven Boatyard, at Galmpton Creek, who have kindly offered to give us – as a charity – a reduced rate for the storage. During our discussions it occurred to us that this is likely to be the exact spot where the vessels were built all those years ago.”