National Fishing Heritage Centre and MV Ross Tiger

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Yesterday I visited the above attractions in Grimsby.  These provide a bit of a template to a possible future for the SS Explorer.

The Ross Tiger has been opened up internally to allow visitors a reasonably easy tour although she is not suitable for people of reduced mobility.




The heritage centre is very well thought out and gives a great insight into life in the fishing industry in bygone days.


The cook.  Always bad tempered apparently.


The wheelhouse.


Feeding the boiler in a hot stokehold.


And clearing ice in the freezing arctic.  Ships have been lost due to becoming unstable under the weight of ice.

This little beaut was on display and the Explorer’s binnacle is missing.  Unfortunately, it wouldn’t fit in my pocket.

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