New Year

New Year has arrived in a rush as usual. After a short break in Istanbul in the snow and the obigatary visit to the Naval Museum, Luke is back to work in the new Rhoda Mary Heritage Yard in Truro. If you are a Facebook user then you are probably aware that Luke has started building again- a 68ft Falmouth Pilot Cutter along the lines of a vessel called the Vincent. The Vincent was built originally in 1852 for the Vincent family in St Mawes. She had a long career out on the water until 1922 when she was retired and finished up being a houseboat up the Percuil River near St Mawes. The new boat will be called the Pellew in honour of a local hero, a great frigate captain of the Napoleonic wars.