Friday, 20 March 2015

Visiting Shamrock in 2015

After Shamrock has spent the winter months stripped of all masts and rigging, the crew have spent the last few weeks rigging Shamrock and getting her shipshape ready to greet the first of the seasons visitors. The main mast has been dressed and the spars fitted, it was then used to step the mizzen mast. After getting a fresh coat of paint and varnish the after deck house has been refitted. The mizzen mast has been dressed and spars fitted. Both the main and the mizzen sail covers have been fitted, bit of a cheat as the sails still need to be bent on (attached). As one member of the crew remarked "She's looking like a sailing barge again".

Going onboard

For the first year since her restoration Shamrock is due to be open for visitors every day during the summer season.

This will be dependent upon:-

  • Shamrock being at Cotehele Quay and not away on one of her trips, check this site for details.
  • If the weather is bad it may not be safe to open up.
  • At times access will need to be limited or stopped to allow for maintenance.
  • The availability of personnel to man Shamrock during opening times.
If you are visiting Shamrock and you see the 'Wet Paint' sign there will be wet paint.

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