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Tuesday, 19 April 2016

The new Crystal Sea arrives in Newlyn.

A huge welcome to all those involved in bringing home the Steven's family's newest boat!



After leaving McDuff shipyard last Friday the latest Crystal Sea - rigged for twin-rig trawling...



has made it in through the gaps to join the Newlyn fleet...



 as the port's biggest trawler...



since the Dumnonia (ex-Traveller III) was working from the port back in the late 1980s...



the new Crystal Sea has the benefit of a 650hp main engine, although she passed down off Scarborough on Sunday afternoon...


it looks like she took longer than the St Ives lugger, Lloyd SS5, which made the homeward 600-mile voyage (Scarborough to St Ives) from Scarborough in 1905 in 50 hours  - those were the days of wooden ships and iron men!