15. May, 2015

Start Up Grant Approved

The Heritage Lottery Fund have approved our Start Up Grant Application for £10,000.    The money permits us to go ahead with the initial phase of the restoration programme which is to lift Silvery Light out of the water for survey.

Prparatory work such as mast and ballast removal has started.   Silvery Light is rated as a deadweight of 76 Ton which requires a large (300 ton) crane to handle her ashore.    The plan is to get her weight down as far as is praciticable thus reducing the size of crane (and cost) needed.