CITY OF EDINBORO on the slip
Contributed by Excelsior Trust
CITY OF EDINBORO on the slip at the Excelsior Yard. The man is 6 ft. tall which illustrates her great size. She has a typical Victorian counter stern.
CITY OF EDINBORO was built as a Hull smack, fishing number H 1394. Hull smacks were among the largest British sailing trawlers, built to work some of the worst waters of the world, such as the Dogger Bank where cod used to be prolific.
CITY OF EDINBORO is particularly interesting in that she is fastened with trunnels (literally 'tree nails' or wooden pegs). This is one of the main reasons for her survival. However she must be completely renovated if she is to survive for another 130 years. She is now out of the elements in a specially constructed shed where she can be rebuilt without further deterioration.
Exhibition: Historical Fishing Vessels
Exhibition: The Excelsior Trust's Historic Vessels
East Channel Punt ESTRALITA as found, abandoned at Dungeness
Original elevation and sail plan of CITY OF EDINBORO
CONCRETIAN on the slip at the Excelsior Yard, Lowestoft, in 2005 having been sunk for 55 years.
CITY OF EDINBORO as the charter vessel WILLIAM McCANN after her return to the British flag
EXCELSIOR under full sail consisting of Jib, Jib topsail, Foresail (smacksman term), Mainsail, Main topsail, Mizzen sail, Mizzen Topsail.
An elevation and sail plan of ESTRALITA RX8 showing her rig as built, and how she will appear when completed.
ESTRALITA after an engine was installed.
Excelsior at Lowestoft Marina