Silver Stream built in 2004 is a replica of an 1892 Sennen Cove Crabber. Owned by Glenn and Clare Morris, she is under the custodianship of the Cornish Maritime Trust (CMT).
Silver Stream is a true replica of a Sennen Cove Crabber built by the Falmouth Marine School. The original, PZ468, was built for the Nicholas family in Sennen. From here, she fished mainly for crabs and lobsters but reputedly sailed as far as the Scilly’s in good weather. It’s believed she was fished commercially until the 1930’s, after which no records exist.
She is built in the traditional fashion of larch planking on sawn and steamed oak frames, copper and bronze fastened. Spars are of Douglas Fir and the rig follows the original dipping lug design. On completion, she was certified by the MCA, a builder’s certificate giving the official dimensions. She is solid, stable and a very capable sea vessel.
The primary aim of her joining the CMT fleet, is to train younger members to sail a dipping lugger. We hope this eventually gives younger crew the confidence and experience to eventually skipper a larger more historical vessel, such as Barnabas. We work to educate and train people in the skills associated with sailing, boat restoration and maintenance, and importantly to share our enjoyment of sailing these incredible boats with the community. Our vessels sail from Falmouth, Newlyn and Mousehole. The yearly membership is from £30 each to £40 a family.