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The Excelsior Trust's Historic Vessels
The Excelsior Trust was originally set up to save the Lowestoft smack EXCELSIOR LT472. Other vessels have been added to assist this original objective.
CONCRETIAN is a wartime mass-produced Ferro Concrete Barge that now serves as a mooring barge for EXCELSIOR at her operating base in Lowestoft's Inner Harbour.
Ashore, in a large boatshed, is the Hull smack CITY OF EDINBORO H1394 and the East Channel lugger ESTRALITA RX8. These vessels are to be 'vehicles' to keep the skills alive that are needed to maintain EXCELSIOR.
The Trust also has two Class 'C' lifeboats, from Lowestoft-built fishing vessels, for seamanship training.
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.
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.
Excelsior at Lowestoft Marina
CITY OF EDINBORO H1394
This page is part of the Online Exhibition(s): The Excelsior Trust's Historic Vessels
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