Steamship Freshspring Trust - Update 6

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 is set fair again. This is not just a cosmetic exercise but we need to remove exterior grime and discolouration to examine, and ensure, the integrity of the structure before re-painting the exterior.

Work on a secure children’s website – to further engineering and maritime education and interest – is ongoing and we now have a school willing to test it for us.

As ever, we are looking to the future!