£2,878raised of £5,000 target by 54 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 Trethowan24 days ago
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    24 days ago
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    Elaine Trethowan

    Elaine Trethowan

    2 months ago
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    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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  • tim cattran

    tim cattran

    Nov 14, 2017

    great project...all the best


  • G Macey

    G Macey

    Nov 13, 2017


  • Duncan and Sarah

    Duncan and Sarah

    Nov 12, 2017



  • Anonymous


    Nov 3, 2017

    I sincerely trust that your initial target will soon be reached and that the Ocean Pride will very soon be back in Newlyn when the real work can begin


  • Anonymous


    Oct 31, 2017

    Bring her back home.


  • Penelope Hallows

    Penelope Hallows

    Oct 31, 2017

    Donated in memory of Keith Letchford who would have loved to be involved in this project


  • Chris Hopkins

    Chris Hopkins

    Oct 27, 2017

    A really worthwhile project, good luck!!


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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