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Boat­build­ing stu­dents from Fal­mouth Ma­rine School have saved a lit­tle bit of Cor­nish his­tory, with the restora­tion of a vin­tage Cor­nish post boat.

The St Michael’s Mount Post Boat, man­aged by the Na­tional Trust and St Aubyn Es­tates was built in 1954 and was his­tor­i­cally used to ferry the Is­land’s mail from the Main­land to the Mount.

Named af­ter the fourth Lady St Le­van and part of the St Michael’s Mount his­toric boat col­lec­tion, she is a heav­ily con­structed clinker ves­sel, built with 3/8th pine or larch plank­ing over oak steam frames and de­signed for an ar­du­ous life of ser­vice.

Su­san has now been re­turned to a fully ser­vice­able con­di­tion and re­united with the St Michaels Mount State Barges, the 1st State Barge

be­lieved to orig­i­nate around the 1770s and built in the 1840s.

... and af­ter


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