Historic Ship of the Year moors in Hull Marina

Humber keel ‘Daybreak’; the Historic Ship of the Year for 2014, moored at Hull Marina on Thursday 11 September as part of the Hull Folk Festival launch celebrations.

Normally moored on The Thames, the ship is currently touring Britain, heading up the east coast and visiting the ports on the way. The ship remained on display for the Folk Festival throughout the weekend.

Lovingly restored to original condition by Tony and Sally Woodward, Hull Folk Festival band The Shiznitz joined Daybreak to launch Hull Folk Festival.

Joining the Historic Ship of the Year on display in the Marina was the Humber keel and Sloop Society’s keel ‘Comrade’, built in 1923 at Warren’s shipyard at New Holland. Humber keel ‘Evangeline’, also moored, in addition to the ex-upper Humber survey boat ‘Conservancy’, built in 1958, historic yacht ‘Tegan’ from Grimsby and Humber Sloop ‘Phyllis’.

Polly Sowden, Hull Folk Festival organiser commented: “People may think Hull Folk Festival is just about music, but it’s about so much more than that. Our cities unique folk heritage is celebrated and the maritime traditions that are steeped in history formed part of the festival. Historic boats from the 1920’s, through wartime and beyond were brought back.

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