River School Adventures
The Lynher is a Tamar river barge with a unique history. Originally intended for transporting cargo, she has found herself as a World War 2 bombing target, been abandoned for years in a muddy grave, excavated and eventually transformed into a coastal cruiser through the tireless patience of one dedicated man.
She is now in the hands of the Lynher River Barge CIC, undergoing full restoration to begin the next phase of her journey. By summer 2018 the Lynher barge will be available for sail training and events. This will fund her future as a community boat, used to teach young people about renewable energy and sustainability, as well as practical sailing and the history of Plymouth’s waterways.
With your help – whether by volunteering your time, donating funds towards the restoration, or booking the Lynher as a corporate venue, we can not only restore a part of Plymouth’s heritage, but make it a working part of our community.
Our goal is to restore the Tamar Sailing Barge “Lynher” to a commercial licensed standard in order to offer day sailing activities and voyages along the Plymouth Waterways.
The Lynher River Barge CIC, Cremyll House, Mashfords Boatyard, Cremyll Torpoint, Cornwall PL10 1HX Registered no. 10099042