isle of man

isle of man

St Ives lugger Barnabus sails for the Shetlands.

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The 130 year old St Ives lugger Barnabus left Newlyn on an historic recreation of a fishing voyage she last undertook in 1884. The boat's course will follow the typical fishing route taken by Cornish luggers as they chased the shoals of herring up the West coast via Ireland, the Isle of man and then through the Caledonian canal on to fish away up north as far away as the Shetlands and the Orkneys. The boats would then return home fishing their way down the East coast fishing from ports like Fraesburgh, Eyemouth, Grimsby and Lowestoft before returning to their home Cornish ports. The Barnabus is the flagship of the CMT (Cornwall Maritime Trust) based in Penzance.