RALEIGH was built by Alfred Hickman in 1892 and is believed to have been used to carry for the Raleigh Foundry, hence her name.
It has been suggested that she's the only iron joey boat with such a large proportion of original riveted iron work still in existence. Her plates clearly demonstrate how she was mended and maintained over her working life.
RALEIGH's hull is the original riveted iron and maintains its original riveted iron baseplate, complete with the holes where boxmasts would have been fixed. Her current owners are currently doing some sensitive maintenance to the hull and intend to replace the current rudder with a wooden ellum.
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