Appeals: Norfolk Keel Trust
Saturday 16 October 1993
The keel had its origins in Scandinavia. With distinctive square sails and central masts, which made it difficult to sail into the wind, it survived up to the end of the 18th century in Norfolk. Competition came in the form of the faster and nippier triangular-sailed wherry, introduced by Dutch refugees in the 16th century.
The trust's keel dates from between 1790 and 1820. Her last sailing master, 'Tiger' Smith, used her to carry timber to Hospital Meadow in the centre of Norwich; later the boat was used, half-dismantled, for dredging work, and, in 1890, buried as a bank support.
The Norfolk Keel Trust needs pounds 40,000- 50,000 to pay for each stage of restoration. For further information, contact: The Norfolk Keel Trust, The Cabinet, High Street, Coltishall, Norfolk NR12 7AA, telephone 0508 20236.
Photograph: Steve Hill / Assignments
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