Monday, 11 April 2016


After the addition of a few final decorative pieces Nancy Belle has been floated off the slipway, taken on a shakedown trip to Calstock and finally secured to her river mooring where she belongs. She is now ready to commence her river trips at the end of the month.

Shamrock's crew have a hard life.
The first approximately 4.5 meters (15 ft) of Shamrock's anchor chain has been painted white to let the crew know when the anchor is about to reappear when being raised. Dropping and the subsequent raising of Shamrock's 72.5 kilogram (160 lb) Fisherman type anchor is something to be avoided if possible.

Saturday 30th April from 11:00 onwards is confirmed as the time and date to celebrate the handover of Shamrock's shares held by the National Maritime Museum to the National Trust. There will be a number of different things such as flag making for the children along with a treasure hunt, a display of where Shamrock has been throughout her life along with pictures and other information, a guided walk around the quay and lime kilns and a walk/talk (about the river) from Calstock to Cotehele.

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