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Ramsey Built Tallship is Theme to Musical Debut this Weekend

12th October 2022
A Ramsey built tallship is the 'Star' of a musical that is to debut this weekend at the Isle of Man east coast harbour town
A Ramsey built tallship is the 'Star' of a musical that is to debut this weekend at the Isle of Man east coast harbour town Credit: ManxRadio-facebook

An iron hulled sailing ship which was built in 1863 in Ramsey Harbour on the east coast of the Isle of Man, is the theme of a musical written about the tallship.

The Star of India sailed from Britain, to India and New Zealand, before retiring in 1926.

It was then restored as a museum ship in the 1960s and it's now in the USA at San Diego.

The musical, starring Ramsey MHK Alex Allinson amongst others, will take to the stage on Friday at St Paul's Hall in Ramsey.

It's been written by Heather Ruffino, with music by Marilyn Cannell.

Heather says the planning began back in 2013 as ManxRadio has more here with an audio clip. 

Published in Isle of Man
Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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