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Windermere steam boats get £465,596

The Lakeland Arts Trust has been awarded £465,596 to restore the boats of the Windermere Steam Boat Museum. The museum houses a wonderful collection of rare boats of international importance, including Dolly, the world’s oldest propelled mechanical boat, Captain Flint’s houseboat from Arthur Ransome’s children’s novels, and many other historic and elegant craft.

A key aim of the projects is to create a centre of excellence for boat restoration and an opportunity for local people to learn new skills.

Windermere Steam Boat Museum:

http://www.steamboat.co.uk/

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Glorious racers of the past

 

Fairlie Restorations do some fantastic work looking after some of the great sailing racers of the past, specialising in the craft built and designed by William Fife.

Check out the Hispania, Moonbeam, and Lulworth.
Go to http://www.fairlierestorations.com

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