Upper saloon – the inside is taking shape…

Pano of Upper Saloon

A new suspended floor is being installed that allows for services & ventilation to be connected underneath. The portholes are going in this week, with the larger windows being glazed in a few weeks time. Next will be the doors and then it will be water tight.

It’s a huge space that we will be able to enjoy with some amazing views. Our aim is to have it in service by the start of next season.

Starboard anchor chain in place and holding firm

Following the new anchor plate being welded onto the starboard side of the ship earlier in the month, Frank Halls & Son set to work transporting 50 metres of chain down to the Lightvessel to lay on the marsh and fix to the anchor. The anchor is holding Trinity steady and she’s sitting better in her berth following the extra windage added by phase 2.

Lookout complete and in use!

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Our extended and refurbished lookout is now in use! The AV equipment is installed and working including a HD TV, Blu ray player and lots of other gadgets.

This is our main space for daily morning meetings as a team and with our visiting teachers and group leaders, so it’s great to have more space to fit us all in. We’re already reaping the benefits of this part of the project and can’t wait to fully utilise it!

Upper Saloon big reveal!

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The big reveal for this phase… earlier this week the boards came down to reveal the new profile of the ship – it looks great!

Eventually it will be painted cream to match the lookout, the windows are on order and will be fitted soon.

New starboard anchor plate welded

To keep the enlarged lightship securely moored in her berth we have decided to add and extra anchor. It’s in place in the mud and a fixing point capable of taking 60 ton loads has been attached to the ship. The anchor chain will be fixed in the coming weeks.