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/

Lynher Barge in 2016 © Emily Harris Photography

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