News > January 2020

New Mast arriving at Bideford Quay and safely stowed on deck

Posted on 30/01/2020 by Anne Budd

Mast - arriving at Bideford Quay

On the 15th of January a squared Douglas Fir tree was delivered to SS Freshspring from Lord Clinton's estate having been selected and felled some months ago. This is the foundation for the creation of a new mast for the ship. The original having long since been removed as it was a danger. Our gallant ship volunteers under the guidance of highly…

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Volunteers get together in the crews accommodation

Posted on 24/01/2020 by Anne Budd

Ship Volunteers in the Galley relaxing after a hard day on deck

Ths was a volunteer led event in the newly painted crews accommodation. The wood burner helped with the cosy atmosphere and the festive spirit was enjoyed by all.  This event shows the team camaraderie and the ships material progress whiich made it possible to have hold this event onboard. If you’d like to volunteer on the ship, please…

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Steamship Freshspring New Awning for the Deck project has reached its target

Posted on 21/01/2020 by Anne Budd

SSFS Model with AWning on Lake

We are happy to announce, that thanks to all of our backers we have been able to reach our target of £7495. We plan to have the awning in place by the 31st March 2020, in time for the ships formal reopening to the public over the Easter weekend of the 10th April 2020. So come and join us in celebrating this new year at the opening…

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Steamship Freshspring New Awning for the Deck project is about to close

Posted on 18/01/2020 by Anne Budd


The Crowdfunding campaign is due to close at 9pm tomorrow Sunday 19th January but it is not too late to be part of this amazing jounrey to help Freshspring steam again. We have raised 81% of our target, thanks to our supporters, but need one final push to get us over the line. Please kindly donate generously to support this project by clicking…

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