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Thread: SS Explorer enthusiasts hope to make ship maritime museum in Leith

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    SS Explorer enthusiasts hope to make ship maritime museum in Leith

    She once held a proud place on the waves, marrying new technology and old in the icy North Sea.

    But the SS Explorer, since 1996, has sat in the docks of Leith in need of repair.

    See the link below for a good 6 minute plus video, including views below deck

    http://local.stv.tv/edinburgh/magazi...seum-in-leith/
    SS Freshspring Society website - http://www.ssfreshspring.co.uk/
    SS Freshspring on facebook - http://www.facebook.com/SSFreshspringSociety

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    The National recently told the story of the SS Explorer which is listed on the National Register of Historic Vessels as a result of her pioneering work in researching the seas as a steam-powered fisheries laboratory ship. She remains one of the last seagoing steam trawlers in the world.

    The preservation society which is conserving and restoring the ship want to see her become one of the pearls of Leith, an ambitious plan by Leith Civic Trust to boost tourism to the port.

    https://www.thenational.scot/news/17...VenorkU-QYKbgA

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