New Mast arriving at Bideford Quay and safely stowed on deck
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 experienced shipwright, Haydn Samuels of Britannia Sailing Trust, are going to shape this into a 10 inch diameter pole which will be tapered over the top 12 feet.
This is an exciting project as it will return SS Freshspring to a vessel looking very much as she should. Our volunteers will also learn a new and valuable skill.