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Manx Schooner: Peggy's Return to Museum to Cost 'North of £5 Million'

19th May 2021
The Isle of Man Government (Tynwald) has agreed to work with Manx National Heritage to return the armed schooner 'Peggy' to the Nautical Museum in Castletown The Isle of Man Government (Tynwald) has agreed to work with Manx National Heritage to return the armed schooner 'Peggy' to the Nautical Museum in Castletown Credit: ManxRadio-facebook

In the Isle of Man, a historic boat is to return to the Nautical Museum.

Moving an 18th century schooner back to the Nautical Museum in Castletown is expected to cost more than £5 million.

The Peggy was removed for conservation work in 2015 after being housed in what were described as 'appalling conditions'.

A motion is going before the Manx Government (yesterday, 18 May) to set out a timeline for the boat's return.

Manx National Heritage Chairman Jonathan Hall spoke to Local Democracy Reporter Chris Cave, to listen, Manx Radio reports. 

Read WM Nixon's full blog on Peggy here

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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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