It was an emotional moment this week when Peggy, probably the world’s oldest yacht – born 1789 – departed her boathouse at Castletown on the Isle of Man for the first time in c200 years – vertically, instead of horizontally. She’s moving to a more suitable site for essential conservation work.
The full video of the lift out is here.
Her National Historic Ships UK Register entry is here.
And her excellent conservation blog is here.
Isn’t she beautiful.
~ Iain McAllister ~