Built in 1904 by Neakle & Watterson at Peel, Isle of Man as a sailing lugger for the Manx Fishery, WHITE HEATHER operated in this capacity until 1957 when she was converted into a yacht. As a gaff ketch in private ownership, she is based at Peel and is in regular commission.
Old Gaffer's Association Member's Handbook and Boat Archive, 1993
White Heather: A local to Peel, 2001
Classic Boat: A Manx Tale, September 1995
Built during the second half of 1904 and launched on Christmas Eve of the same year
Fished Manx waters till around 1921 when she was sold to Northern Ireland
Converted into a private pleasure boat
Bought by present owner
Nobby (lug) rig re-installed with sale from North Sea Sails
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