Our Lizzie

Our Lizzie

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Our Lizzie
Boat Type: 
Auxiliary Ketch
Boat Length: 
46ft
Boat Beam: 
14ft
Boat Draft: 
6ft
Boat Displacement: 
19.6 tons
Boat Engine: 
Perkins 4-236 Diesel
Boat Construction: 
Pitch pine on oak
Boat Builder: 
Oliver, Porthleven, Cornwall
Boat Year: 
1920
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Our Lizzie was built at Mounts bay, Porthleven, Cornwall as a fishing lugger. She was towed across the harbour by 'Brewsters Fairground Steam Engine' then turned and expertly lowered into the water. Oliver-built boats were always launched bow first. These drifters were a hybrid, following the earlier fast sailing luggers which had a tall, dipping lug foresail tacked to the stem-head and a standing lug mizzen sheeted to a longer outrigger.

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