Built in 1906 by Henry Roberts of Mevagissey, GRACE is a Cornish fishing lugger with a carvel built hull of oak frames, a pitch pine deck and iroko planking. Her current engine is a Lister 3 Diesel made in 1945. She has 2 masts dandy rigged. Her original name was BRITANNIA which she retained until 2005. Her early life was as a pilchard drifter and long liner in Cornish waters and then as a motor auxiliary fishing boat on the south coast. She is now privately owned and is one of the few remaining Cornish luggers from the days of true working sail.
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Built by Henry Roberts of Mevagissy, Cornwall as a Cornish Lugger and named ‘Brittania’
Fished from Mevagissy
Fished from Porthleven and the South Coast as a Motor Auxilary/Sail Fishing Boat
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