The Ocean Pride is an iconic fishing vessel built in 1919, she has been owned and skippered by several well-known families from Mousehole and Newlyn and is the only Peakes built counter stern lugger left.
Readers may recall a Penwith Eye article back in July which explained how The Ocean Pride had been discovered at Rye Harbour in a rather sorry state and how a group of likeminded individuals had come together to form ‘The Ocean Pride Restoration Project’. The aim of the project was to raise enough funds to enable the vessel to be brought home to Newlyn and be restored to her former glory.
The project has been a great success and with the help of the local community, donations and heritage funding The Ocean Pride is now back in Newlyn where she belongs and situated at Sandy Cove in a purpose-built restoration area.
The lugger was transported back to Newlyn on 5th December with a great display of team work and community spirit shown getting her through the narrows to the safety of Sandy Cove.
Now back in her rightful home, work has begun to restore this historic vessel. So far there have been some brilliant local fundraising events to help with this and great support from local businesses and members of the community.
If you would like to hold a fundraising event to help the Ocean Pride’s cause you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Ocean Pride Restoration Project via Facebook or Twitter.
You can also donate to the project’s Crowdfunding Justgiving page via their website; www.oceanpride.org.uk
The Penwith Eye is thrilled to promote this brilliant community project and looks forward to following the Ocean Pride’s progress as she is restored to her former glory.