Building a Cogboat for Amy

In the autumn of 1991 Dave Robinson’s lawn became a boatbuilder’s yard. Cyril had started to build a cogboat, helped by Charlie and Peter. He made and set up an oak stempost, keel and transom (with removable shaping frames), upside down on the grass. A large stack of larch planks were delivered, Cyril made a […]

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Amy Howson – Society History – 1990’s

1990 – New Foresail, Shanties and Race Revival During winter maintenance Charlie and Cyril had great difficulty unbolting the shuts to needle gun and wire brush the frames and floors. New cement was laid where it had crumbled during work to the outside of the hull and all the metalwork well painted. To avoid a struggle […]

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Fully rigged and waiting at the lock gates at South Ferriby

Amy Howson – Society History – 1980’s

1980 – The York adventure and stepping the mast Leaving South Ferriby on the early flood at 0530, June 1, AMY HOWSON had commenced another busy season of  Open Days, Charters and Fund-raising visits. She reached Torksey by 1100 and, taking her time on the Fossdyke Navigation, berthed at Lincoln at 1545 hours. Once again […]

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