Save the Lynher Barge from being broken up
Barbara and Dominic Bridgman, founders of 'The Lynher River Barge CIC', initially accepted ownership of the 1896 Tamar Barge LYNHER a year ago. The former owner of LYNHER had to abandon the barge 8 years ago in Mashfords boatyard, Cremyll (Torpoint, U.K.), after she became unmanageable. However she is now in great danger of decline due to a need to relocate her. Barbara and Dominic have, under their own initiative, neared the stage where she'll be watertight and just about sea-worthy but they still need significant support to undergo a full restoration.
The aim is for LYNHER to operate on the River Tamar where she was built for commercial work in 1896. 'The Lynher River Barge CIC' a community interest company has an objective to facilitate a space for local schools, activities centres and educational groups to use LYNHER as a floating classroom.
Imagine her as a base for young people learning how to sail, with dinghies alongside, or as a floating classroom, where people are learning about the environment, geography and sustainability.
LYNHER would easily earn her keep as a sea school and equally, in the more commercial end of the scale, a venue in Plymouth for weddings, parties, functions for this maritime city.
Please visit the LYNHER website here: http://tamarbarge.org.uk/donate/