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National Historic Ships supports Sovereign

Posted on 2nd November 2010 Repairs to the Sovereign have been given support by the National Historic Ships Committee who have awarded an emergency sustainability grant. This enabled Fred Crowell to start repairs to the seriously deteriorated hull. Once on … Continue reading

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August 2010

note to admin – put the photos back in Welcome to our August newsletter which is packed with NEMT’s latest information. Also please check the new headings of Soundings which looks at current and Waypoints for future developments. It is … Continue reading

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HFS – TYNEMOUTH LIFEBOAT RESTORATION

The next NEMT Restoration Project to get under way is the Henry Frederick Swan Ex Tynemouth RNLI Lifeboat built 1917. Read about this important vessel under “Boats” SERIOUS FUNDING REQUIRED FOR THIS IMPORTANT PROJECT. JOIN IN AND “SPONSOR A PLANK”……………………..WATCH … Continue reading

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Events 2010

Forthcoming Events Include: 18th to 20th June – Seahouses Festival, music and cultural events with Rachel Douglas and Favourite in the harbour. 9th July- St Abbs, where we plan to have Rachel Douglas and Favourite on display in the harbour. … Continue reading

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Customs House Project

Friday 12th June Apologies for missing pictures Opening launch night of the “Casting Off, A Coat For A Boat” exhibition in the Customs House Gallery. Every thing went very well and although the wood was now obscured by the knitting, … Continue reading

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Bringing boat back to former glory

WOODEN vessels, from collier brigs to pilot cobles, used to be the work horses of the Tyne. But over the years they have dwindled to almost nothing on the river. But now a new South Tyneside-based group has committed itself … Continue reading

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Henry Frederick Swan

THE Henry Frederick Swan was built during the First World War at the Cowes yard of S E Saunders on the Isle of Wight. She cost 6,901 to construct, and was a gift from the widow of Henry Frederick Swan … Continue reading

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Keeping the Trust Afloat

July 2008 HANDY MEN … the restoration team, from left, Ted Smith, Peter Weightman, Gordon Brown, Abiy Shiberu Zegeye and Fred Crowell ETHIOPIAN Abiy Shiberu Zegeye may be a long way from home but he’s found real friends among a … Continue reading

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