£3,455raised of £5,000 target by 71 supporters

Weʼre raising £5,000 to bring the only remaining counter-stern Cornish Lugger PZ 134 Ocean Pride back home to Newlyn for a complete restoration.

Newlyn, United Kingdom
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In late November 2016, Penlee Lifeboat Coxswain, Patch Harvey, located the Newlyn built counter-stern lugger, PZ 134 Ocean Pride, once owned by his Grandfather, Ted 'Chuggy' Downing, in a very poor state at a boatyard in Rye Harbour, Sussex.

The Ocean Pride (PZ134) was built in Peake's Shipyard at Tolcarne Quay, Newlyn in 1919. She is the only counter-stern Mount's Bay lugger remaining and was the last boat built on Tolcarne Beach.

She has important links to Newlyn's maritime heritage - specifically fishing and boat building. Newlyn has a thriving and vibrant working harbour, with its industrial roots dating back to the 16th century. The Ocean Pride (registered in 1920) was originally commisioned by the Brownfield family of Mousehole for use in Whitby with the herring fleet. However she spent many years fishing for pilchards and mackerel out of Mousehole & Newlyn, and saw 2nd World War service out of Padstow.

The Ocean Pride is now at genuine risk of being scrapped, if we can't bring her back to Newlyn this wonderful old girl will be lost for ever. She's the last of her kind and is almost 100 years old - a unique vessel that deserves a new life. Please help us to bring her home.

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  • Elaine Trethowan2 months ago
    Elaine Trethowan

    Elaine Trethowan

    2 months ago

    Some really good news...thanks to all your generous donations we now have enough money to transport PZ 134 Ocean Pride back home to Newlyn. She will be arriving at Sandy Cove on Tuesday 5 December - the extensive restoration work required to bring her back to life will then commence so please keep donating. Thank you 😊

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  • Elaine Trethowan3 months ago
    Elaine Trethowan

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    3 months ago
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  • Elaine Trethowan4 months ago
    Elaine Trethowan

    Elaine Trethowan

    4 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    We are overwhelmed by your generosity and support. Fingers crossed that we can raise enough money to bring the Ocean Pride back to her roots in Newlyn. Please keep spreading the word - together we can do this!

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  • Andy Windsor

    Andy Windsor

    Dec 31, 2017

    I had a good Christmas Bonus and shall be following Ocean Pride's restoraton with interest, the least I could do was stump up a little to help!

  • John Langford

    John Langford

    Dec 25, 2017

    keep up the good work - I know the OP from when Chuggy Downing owned it


  • Peggy Rickaby

    Peggy Rickaby

    Dec 18, 2017

    Great project for Newlyn and the wider community


  • Cath Matthews

    Cath Matthews

    Dec 11, 2017


  • Peter BREW

    Peter BREW

    Dec 10, 2017

    Well done Elaine xx.


  • Elaine Trethowan

    Elaine Trethowan

    Dec 10, 2017

    Donated on behalf of my electrician, Simon Tredinnick, who did a 10 minute job for me and donated the payment to the OP Project 😊


  • Ruth Digby

    Ruth Digby

    Dec 9, 2017


About the fundraiser
Elaine Trethowan

Elaine Trethowan

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Newlyn, United Kingdom

I'm a working member of the Ocean Pride Restoration Project and the Penlee Lifeboat Press Officer. My main aim is to raise enough money to bring the Ocean Pride back home to Newlyn. Find out more here - https://m.facebook.com/PZ134/ and http://www.oceanpride.org.uk/About%20us

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