Transport Growler

by Sailing Barge Growler in Burnham Overy Staithe, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 31st October 2018 we successfully raised £1,093 with 41 supporters in 14 days

Our aim in to raise an intial sum of £500 to have historic Thames barge Growler transported to Burnham Overy Staithe for restoration.

by Sailing Barge Growler in Burnham Overy Staithe, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

The bulk of the money raised will be used to pay for Barge Growler to be transported from Dedham in Suffolk to Burnham Overy staithe in Norfolk. Any money remaining from this will be used to build a tent over her for Ash to work in. 

 Growler is a 32ft Thames Sailing Barge built in Ipswich in 1922. She is a very unique vessel as she is a scaled down version of the mighty racing barge Sara of which only one was ever built. She spent many years sailing on the Swale and around Benfleet harbour before falling into a state of disrepair. Growler was then rescued by a local boatbuilder and put in barn in Dedham for restoration. 25 years later she has been very kindly given to me to finish off the project and get her sailing again . The first project is to transport her to Burnham Overy Staithe where we can build a tent over her . We can then conduct a survey as to how much work is needed.  Growler is a beautiful vessel which epitomises the golden age of sail. This is a dream come true for me and I want as many people as possible to share it with me . Thankyou for taking the time to read this . #growler


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

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Growler T shirt

Our t shirt and official merchandise for barge Growler is currently being designed and we are so excited to show you! A donation of £20 will reward you with one of these exclusive t shirts. We are aiming to have these finished and ready by early December!

£10 or more

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Your name carved into the cabin of the barge.

£50 or more

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Sponsor a plank

A donation of £50 will reward you with your name or company on one of the new planks in Growler.

£100 or more

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Day sail on Growler with friends

For anyone donating £100 or over will be rewarded a day sail onboard this historic vessel. This will involve exploring the breathtaking North Norfolk coast between Cley in the east and Thornham in the west.

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