LEIGH’s famous ‘Dunkirk little ship’ came out of her winter hibernation in March.
The Endeavour, one of the historic fishing boats that set sail to France in 1940, is now restored and managed by the charitable organisation Endeavour Trust.
After being laid up in Leigh Marina, she is preparing for this year’s season.
Chris Burls of the trust explained: “After a winter lying quietly in a berth in Leigh Marina ‘Endeavour’ was moved around to the Marina’s slipway, on the top of the tide, on March 20 and secured in their boat cradle.
“The cradle and boat were then moved up the slipway to a position above the tide line.
“Members then set about pressure washing her, below the waterline, to remove all the marine growth ready for re anti fouling.
“The Trust is now waiting for better weather before mobilising its active members with sandpaper and paint to prepare her for the 2023 season.
“The Trust, once again, thanks Leigh Marina for their continuing brilliant support.”
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