Montagu Whaler arrives

posted Apr 11, 2015, 3:40 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Apr 12, 2015, 6:17 AM ]
Up until the 1960's Montagu whalers were standard issue on navy capital ships.  See for instance this training film taken off Malta in the mid 1950's:  There are now very few of these boats kicking around, but one has come to the Wooden Boat Centre.  It's going to take a bit of restoration: got loose on the Mersey in a flood a few years ago, and has been sitting in a yard ever since.  It could have been this very boat that  'The lament of the Montagu Whaler' was written for: listen to (thanks to Barb Dawson for that one).