Welcome to the boat section of the NE Maritime Trust Site
The histories will be posted on the boats pages but the details of the rebuilds (principally the Henry Frederick Swan and the Royal Diadem) will be posted below. Time-lines of a sort.
Picture of some of the NEMT boats at the Old Gaffers meeting on the Tyne in 2014.
Some links have gone awry and reduced the functionality of NEMT/Boats – apologies. While the boat pages are relatively easy to transfer to their new home the postings are more difficult. The posts up to mid January that needed transferring from the parent to the child (BOATS) are now wondering around without a home. The images and posts need to be associated and put into their new homes but it takes time.
Our outward and return journey were each completed in about four hours with rather unsettled conditions to contend with. Rain and a big swell helped the tall ships sway, and us too, but that was no problem for our hardy sailors who took it all in their stride.
Many thanks go to our Chairman Mr Peter Weightman and friends, for the inclusion of our associate boats Favourite and Rachael Douglas at the festival.
History…the Henry Frederick Swan’s crew
Press Release 3
Maritime group wins vital cash
By Paul Myles-Kelly
A PROJECT to conserve historic north east maritime vessels has received a “kick start” after winning vital grant aid.
Press Release 2
KEEPING THE TRUST AFLOAT
HANDY MEN … the restoration team, from left, Ted Smith, Peter Weightman, Gordon Brown, Abiy Shiberu Zegeye and Fred Crowell.
Press Release 1
Bringing boat back to former glory
FOR THOSE IN PERIL … the Henry Frederick Swan in her heyday with her crew.