EDEN is a Sheffield keel, built by Henry Scarr Ltd of Hessle, East Yorkshire in 1924 and launched on 23 March that year. She was built for John Hunt & Sons of Leeds and was named HUNTS-EDEN. She was used for carrying cargo until 1998. EDEN was constructed as a sailing keel, but was later converted to power and, in 1946, a three cylinder Ruston & Hornsby, thirty brake horsepower engine was installed. She sank in the Ouse in the 1960s and was lifted out by Lincoln & Hull Marine. This was the same company that was to restore the hall and fit a keelson at the end of 1999. She was purchased by Earnest V. Waddington in 1969 for the sum of £102. He renamed her EDEN and used her to ferry steel beams from Goole to Rotherham. EDEN has a steel hull, with riveted lap seams. Her current engine is an inboard Lister HA3, with three cylinders and thirty-eight brake horsepower, made in 1968. She still has her chain plates, although the old deck fittings have been cleared off. The bottom of the hull has been doubled.
Built by Henrey Scarr Ltd of Hessle, Yorkshire as a Sailing Keel (Sheffield Keel/Square Rig) for John Hunts & Sons of Leeds and named Hunts-Eden to carry general cargo including steel bars
Re-engined with a diesel internal combustion 4 stroke engine
Sold to Max Rooke of Leeds
Sold to Herbert Moxon of Hull
Sold to L Cremer-Evans who renamed her ‘Eden’
Sank in the River Ouse
Refloated and repaired by Lincoln & Hull Marne of Hull
Sold to present owner
Vessel thought to be in good condition in Goole, Yorkshire undergoing conversion to a Live Aboard Boat
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