Facebook has news, if you’re a Facebook user: a few weeks ago Penlee Lifeboat Coxswain Patch Harvey found the Newlyn-built counter-stern lugger, PZ 134 Ocean Pride, at Rye Harbour in Sussex. Naturally, she is desperately in need of care and restoration.
See the Facebook page for more photos and information.
The Ocean Pride was once owned by Patch’s grandfather, Ted ‘Chuggy’ Downing, and he hopes to bring her back to Newlyn in the near future.
This project is in it’s early stages but we hope to involve the whole community. Watch this space for more news!
My thanks to Kipperman Mike Smylie for pointing out this piece of good news.