Arctic Corsair Restoration Project Award Cash From Government Fund

The Arctic Corsair

The , a trawler that started its life in is set to benefit from a new incentive.

£50,000 has been awarded from the Coastal Revival Fund to a restoration project of the .

The was designed and made in by the shipbuilders Cook, Welton & Gemmell. It was launched 58 years ago in 1960 and ’s last surviving sidewinder trawler.

The will now be placed into storage. While there she will undergo significant works to secure her future for generations to come.

When built, the Arctic Corsair was the second diesel engine trawler built for Boyd Line. It was also the backbone of the cities commercial fishing interests.

Funding will be used to support work that includes detailed surveys and inspections. In all almost £1 million has been awarded to 25 projects across the UK.

Councillor Daren Hale said:

 “We’re delighted to have received this backing from the Coastal Revival Fund. This funding will support the vital work to prepare the historic trawler ahead of her move into storage next year, and full restoration.”

“The trawler formed the backbone of the city’s deep sea fishing fleet. Her future restoration will form part of the : Yorkshire’s Maritime City place-making project. This will redevelop key heritage assets in the city.”

Arctic Corsair One Of 25 Schemes To Benefit

Coastal Communities Minister, Jake Berry MP, said;

“It’s fantastic to be able to kick start the restoration of 25 important sites up and down our Great British coastline.”

“We’re saving some of the nation’s most cherished coastal heritage assets and also landmarks from falling into disrepair.”

“The Coastal Communities Fund also helps regenerate our coastal communities while supporting them to grow. It will bring these sites back to life and making them the focal points of their communities once more.”

“It’s all part of our plan to invest nearly a quarter of a billion pounds in our seaside areas by 2020. Furthermore, it will provide thousands of jobs, training places and opportunities up and down the Great British Coast.”

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