The Steamship Freshspring Society aims to advance the education of the public through the preservation and operation of a historic steamship and the promotion of maritime studies, particularly among young people, for the public benefit.
Our primary aims will be to:
- preserve and ensure future sustainability for SS Freshspring as a working example of 19th and 20th century marine technology for the benefit of the public
- to attract and inspire young people and provide engineering education facilities to encourage them to consider a career in maritime and or engineering
- to provide facilities to teach basic skills in the management of a historic vessel and steam machinery
The Steamship Freshspring Society is a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) and was entered on the Register of Charities on 7 May 2013, with the charity number 1151907. The charity is based in North Devon, though our membership extends all around the UK and the world.
The official name of the charity to which all members will belong is the Steamship Freshspring Society. SS Freshspring Preservation Society is an informal name, which reflects the aims and aspirations of the members and was used widely prior to the formation of the charity.
The Steamship Freshspring Society is proud to be working in conjunction with Jobs In Maritime and National Maritime Development Group and has received kind support from Nautilus International.
Boat Share Finder is a portal bringing together existing boat owners and aspiring boat owners to buy and sell shares in all types of vessels quickly and easily. They do not charge for their services, but instead have selected the Steamship Freshspring Society as a beneficiary of donations given to them for the service.