News > May 2020

Steamship Freshspring Trust - Update 8

Posted on 21/05/2020 by Anne Budd

The mast work is going well – have a look at this aerial view. Jet washing the exterior of the ship has been started – a necessary maintenance task to ensure that there aren’t any ‘nasties’ being hidden by the discolouration that has accumulated on the hull. Today’s papers suggest that there may yet be a holiday…

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Steamship Freshspring Trust - Update 7

Posted on 12/05/2020 by Anne Budd

The weekend is a time when the ship should be busy with visitors, all eager to go below deck to see our triple expansion steam engine, visit the Captain’s cabin, climb the steps to the wheelhouse to look at the navigation and communication equipment – and the view of the river – and see the quarters where the crew would have slept…

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Steamship Freshspring Trust - Update 6

Posted on 06/05/2020 by Anne Budd

Lockdown goes on, and so does essential work on the ship! We need to keep oiling and shaping the new mast and the activity is welcome by those volunteers who would otherwise be shut up at home feeling detached from life and people. Mental wellbeing is very important. We will be jet washing the exterior of the ship in due course once the weather…

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