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1908 Falmouth-built rowing boat White Owl is restored and back on the water

The 1908 15ft rowing boat named White Owl has been restored at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall. White Owl was built in Falmouth in 1908, by Jacketts Yard, which priced her at ten shillings per foot – one of Jacketts’ best … Continue reading

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Percy Mitchell autobiography to be republished

  These photos come from the collection that will be used to illustrate a new edition of A Boatbuilder’s Story, the autobiography of legendary self-taught Port Mellon boat builder Percy Mitchell, who was born in 1901. I gather he was described by … Continue reading

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Marcus Lewis dinghy for sale – and a Percy Mitchell tosher too

     Fowey boat builder Marcus Lewis has this newly built 11ft clinker-built rowing dinghy for sale. The handsome little boat is based on a tender to the sailing yacht Veronique owned by Colonel Treffry, of Place near Fowey in the 1930s. … Continue reading

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