Shadow 1864 or 1884

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Shadow Alf Smythers & Shellfish PuntWe have recently purchased the oldest Fal Oyster Boat - Shadow was built in 1864 or 1884 and is due a long awaited restoration...

Fal Oyster Vessel - Shadow 1864

Fal Oyster Vessels - Alf Smythers towing Shadow

You can help by donating from as little as £1, although we will have a fee to pay!

Here is a little film about the work these vessels do during the winter months on the Fal Oyster Fishery

Can we save UK's Oldest Fishing Vessel, celebrate the unique Fal Oyster and help recruit youth into a traditional sailing fleet. from Fal Oyster on Vimeo.

 

 

The vessel in the film is Alf Smythers, which I rebuilt in 2008...