Vision & Objectives.
The renewal of interest in traditional seagoing activities in the region can be summarized into three areas of interest.
- The history of the development of different boat types for different purposes and locations.
- Study and maintenance of traditional boat building techniques.
- Study and demonstration of working practices.
The Vision is to increase the interest in the maritime heritage of the North East by:-
- running a workshop with facilities for the maintenance, restoration and restoration and reconstruction of traditional wooden boats.
- informing the public about maritime heritage through Open Days, Seminars and visits by interested organisations.
- encouraging Regional Development Agencies, Local Authorities, Museums and the Private Sector to support maritime heritage projects, education and events, in order to boost public interest and tourism.
- reviving traditional wooden boat building skills through training programmes.
- collaborating with other maritime organisations – in particular in the organisation of maritime events for traditional craft.
The Objectives are:
1 . Projects
- Developing the Workshop.
- Restoration of the Henry Frederick Swan, Tynemouth life Boat 1917-1947. Some History of her.
- Acquire small vessels of heritage value for quick repair.
2 . Resources
- Collaboration with Other Organisations.
- establish links to other maritime organisations.
- to increase interest in Maritime Heritage throughout the region e.g. contact local education bodies.
- to participate in live nautical events on the water.
- to restore some of the area’s traditional ships and boats.
- to encourage the building of replicas of the area’s traditional ships and boats such as:-
- a Roman trading vessel
- a collier brig
- a Tyne keel etc.
- Developing the NEMT Resources
- produce regular newsletters.
- hold regular Open Days.
- establish an Office.
- use training opportunities to improve skills.