EXCELSIOR under full sail
Contributed by Excelsior Trust
EXCELSIOR under full sail consisting of Jib, Jib topsail, Foresail (smacksman term), Mainsail, Main topsail, Mizzen sail, Mizzen Topsail.
This is the start of the London Hamburg leg of the 1989 Cutty Sark Tall Ships Race. In the background is GRATITUDE, another former Lowestoft smack owned in Sweden.
EXCELSIOR has just had a brief refit following a non-stop trip around the mainland of Britain undertaken as a proving voyage in this, her first year of operation. Owing to persistant headwinds she had to take a short-cut through the Caledonian Canal in order to be able to represent Lowestoft in this prestigeous race.
EXCELSIOR finally came 4th in her class and 13th overall.
Exhibition: Historical Fishing 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
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.
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