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SteveA
07-07-2016, 22:03
Yesterday Freshspring took it's first steps to a new life in Bideford after laying at Newnham-on-Severn for over twenty years, with a tow by New Ross One to Sharpness. Here Freshspring will go into the drydock to have works undertaken to enable her to gain a load line exemption and be towed to Bideford.

tramscape
07-08-2016, 00:14
This is good - and the tow price to Bideford ...... well that IS good !

This project has made remarkable progress. Congratulations

DOUG
07-08-2016, 09:52
Yesterday Freshspring took it's first steps to a new life in Bideford after laying at Newnham-on-Severn for over twenty years, with a tow by New Ross One to Sharpness. Here Freshspring will go into the drydock to have works undertaken to enable her to gain a load line exemption and be towed to Bideford.

Fantastic news! Freshspring is a beautiful little ship with lots of history and deserves to be preserved in a good home.
Well done to all those involved in the efforts to save this ship.

SteveA
07-09-2016, 19:42
There are now more pictures from the tow on our website http://www.ssfreshspring.co.uk/blog/entry/tow-to-sharpness-the-start-of-hull-works

billsea
07-10-2016, 10:04
Another steamship coming back to life.

SteveA
08-01-2016, 22:59
On Sunday Freshspring was moved into the drydock and today with great care and precision by Sharpness drydock, she was gently lowered onto the blocks, the first time in around 40 years. First impression is that she's looking pretty good, but only after the blasting and surveying will we know for sure. Blasting is due to start tomorrow and take about 8 days to complete.

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