All Hands on Deck for Seafest!
9 August 2011
During Arbroath Sea Fest 2011, there will be several historic vessels in the harbour, including Spider T, runner-up in this year's National Historic Ships Flagship of the Year Award.
As you may already know, she is a 1920's, iron-hulled, perfectly-restored sloop with an interior that wouldn't be out of place on an ocean liner. Yet on 12 years ago, Spider T was a wreck in a scrapyard. Following an extensive restoration project, she will be welcoming on board visitors to Arbroath Sea Fest this weekend on Sat 13th and Sun 14th August.
Spider T set sail from the River Humber on July 30 and is expected to arrive at Arbroath Harbour on Thursday afternoon. Despite her 13-day voyage, the crew won't have any time off as they'll be preparing for the many admirers who will be flocking to see Spider T during Sea Fest.
"We're very proud of Spider To so we'll spend Friday making sure everything on board is ship shape," said Mal Nicholson, rescuer, restorer and owner of Spider T. "Spider T is a superb vessel and we want everyone to see her at her very best, despite her age and the long sea journey".
TO READ MAL'S DAILY BLOG of the adventure so far, please follow our twitter feed @NatHistShips or keep checking this page for the latest updates.
And, of course, if you're attending the Arbroath Seafest this weekend, please enter your pictures into our photo competition!