Steamship Freshspring Society

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Little Cleave,Lower Cleave
EX39 2RH

01237 479730

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The Steamship Freshspring Society was set up as a charity to support maritime heritage, utilising a nationally recognised heritage steamship to inspire young people into engineering and seafaring careers.

SS Freshspring is a unique small coasting steamship and represents the type of ships which plied their trade around the coast of Britain from late 19th century to the 1960's. SS Freshspring is the last potentially operational example of these ships. The trust has aims to promote careers in the maritime sector and in engineering. We work with young people from primary age, through to University or whilst in employment. We have an additional focus to inspire disadvantaged young people and to provide skills required to enter rewarding employment.

We have recently secured funding to save Freshspring and tow her to Bideford, but this only covers the emergency works. We are now asking for donations to help Freshspring open to the public in Bideford and for future restoration work.

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