Restoration of Scottish sailing boat offered as ‘lifeline’ to now-closed Appledore Shipyard
by Matt Smart, North Devon Gazette, March 20, 2019
Falls of Clyde International Limited is offering a ‘limited lifeline’ to the yard, which closed on Friday, as it looks to restore Falls of Clyde, a 140-year-old, 300-ft long iron-built sailing ship.
It is exploring the possibility of securing the yard to repatriate the Scotland-built ship from where it is moored in Hawaii and restore her to seagoing condition again with support from the Government. It is currently fundraising to have the ship brought back to the UK.
The company’s director, David O’Neill, claims the project, which seeks to offer Falls of Clyde a future as a carbon-free vessel carrying Fair Trade cargo and a collector and recycler of ocean plastic waste, could boost the local economy by £10million…..
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