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Emma is a 22ft x 6ft teak-built steam launch. Although the original builder is unknown it’s believed it was built around 1912. Below is a gallery documenting the progress of Emma’s restoration.
After years of careful restoration National Maritime Museum Cornwall put Sea Queen back on the water where she belongs. See her incredible transformation in images below. Find out more about Sea Queen’s restoration.
After three years of meticulous and extensive restoration Sea Queen, a Mevagissey working boat owned by National Maritime Museum Cornwall, is back in the water.
Among the 62 passengers and crew from Cornwall who were travelling on the White Star liner RMS TITANIC on that fateful night of 14th April 1912 in the North Atlantic were the West family.
A historical ‘Bligh Boat Race’ took place during the Tilley Endurables Falmouth Classics this June… This June 2018 the 31st Tilley Endurables Falmouth Classics event, held an utterly unique ‘Bligh Boat Race’ between two Bounty Launch replicas. Conrad Humphreys raced his replica ‘Bounty’s End’, against The National Maritime Museum Cornwall’s (NMMC) ‘Bounty Launch Replica’. In…
Watch the team in action The National Maritime Museum Cornwall commissioned the build of a full-size reconstruction of Lifeboat 13 for major exhibition, Titanic Stories. The replica Lifeboat 13 was constructed by a local boat builder supported by museum staff and volunteers, in house, in the museum’s boat building workshop, situated towards the back of the…
Our major new temporary exhibition for 2017; Titanic Stories will feature a specially built reproduction Lifeboat 13. The museum’s boat building team are building the reproduction in house and are working on making an authentic reconstruction as possible. Come see the team in action!
What does Conrad think of our replica Bounty launch built in-house at the museum? Conrad Humphrey’s is a competitive sailor and professional skipper onboard the ambitious recreation of Bligh’s legendary journey for Channel 4 programme ‘Mutiny.’ Here he talks about one of his highlights in our Captain Bligh exhibition.
A new project for the boatbuilding team The museum boat building team are a respected centre for restoration, conservation and repair of historical vessels. Their latest project is the steam launch “Emma”. These pictures show the team moving her onto a trolley for ease of working on the hull. At the moment the team doesn’t…