PELICAN OF LONDON [VISITS THE DUBLIN PORT RIVERFEST]

    PELICAN OF LONDON [VISITS THE DUBLIN PORT RIVERFEST]


    This June Bank Holiday, Saturday 3rd – Monday 5th June, North Wall Quay once again played host to the Dublin Port Riverfest and it my opinion the event was more than disappointing because I am beginning to suspect that this event is little more than a pre-packaged travelling circus of so called ‘Tall Ships’ designed to make money by visiting various ports throughout Ireland and the UK. Next weekend many of the same ships will visit the ‘Irish Maritime Festival 2017’ in Drogheda.


    Built in 1948 in Le Havre, France, Pelican was originally a double-beam Arctic fishing trawler, one of five identical ships built in Chantiers et Ateliers, the shipyard once owned by the shipbuilder Augustin Normand. She was sold to a Norwegian firm and spent the next 19 years fishing the Arctic.

    In 1968 Pelican was reclassified from a trawler to a coaster. Her owners renamed her Kadett. She remained Kadett for 27 years until in 1995 she again changed hands.

    She was bought by ex-Naval Commander Graham Neilson who transformed her into a tall ship and renamed her Pelican of London. He had already undertaken a similar project with the TS Astrid. Working in Portland Harbour, Dorset, UK, Neilson and his team spent 12 years stripping back the trawler and rebuilding her as a main mast barquentine.

    As of 2012, Pelican of London is operated as a sail training vessel for young people, by the charity Adventure Under Sail. Sail Training International ranks it is a Class A tall ship.[ In autumn of 2012, Pelican of London was scheduled to become the first sailing ship in a century to make a trans-Atlantic voyage from the Port of Liverpool with fare-paying passengers. It’s not clear if this voyage took place.

    Pelican of London was advertised for sale in 2012, valued at £2.45 million.

    In June 2015 it was noted as an attendee of Tall Ships Belfast 2015.

    PELICAN OF LONDON [VISITS THE DUBLIN PORT RIVERFEST]
    PELICAN OF LONDON [VISITS THE DUBLIN PORT RIVERFEST]
    PELICAN OF LONDON [VISITS THE DUBLIN PORT RIVERFEST]
    PELICAN OF LONDON [VISITS THE DUBLIN PORT RIVERFEST]
    PELICAN OF LONDON [VISITS THE DUBLIN PORT RIVERFEST]
    PELICAN OF LONDON [VISITS THE DUBLIN PORT RIVERFEST]
    PELICAN OF LONDON [VISITS THE DUBLIN PORT RIVERFEST]
    PELICAN OF LONDON [VISITS THE DUBLIN PORT RIVERFEST]
    PELICAN OF LONDON [VISITS THE DUBLIN PORT RIVERFEST]
    PELICAN OF LONDON [VISITS THE DUBLIN PORT RIVERFEST]
    PELICAN OF LONDON [VISITS THE DUBLIN PORT RIVERFEST]
    PELICAN OF LONDON [VISITS THE DUBLIN PORT RIVERFEST]
    PELICAN OF LONDON [VISITS THE DUBLIN PORT RIVERFEST]
    PELICAN OF LONDON [VISITS THE DUBLIN PORT RIVERFEST]
    PELICAN OF LONDON [VISITS THE DUBLIN PORT RIVERFEST]
    PELICAN OF LONDON [VISITS THE DUBLIN PORT RIVERFEST]
    PELICAN OF LONDON [VISITS THE DUBLIN PORT RIVERFEST]
    PELICAN OF LONDON [VISITS THE DUBLIN PORT RIVERFEST]
    PELICAN OF LONDON [VISITS THE DUBLIN PORT RIVERFEST]
    PELICAN OF LONDON [VISITS THE DUBLIN PORT RIVERFEST]
     

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