So many people and organizations have had a hand in getting Dawn sailing again. Without this support over the years, Dawn would only be a memory, thankfully she is still in market of making memories .....
To Griff Rhys Jones for his continued support as our Patron
Dawn is proud to be a Dunkirk Little Ship
The Dawn Sailing Barge Trust Ltd
Ltd Co.No. 3240596
We are pleased to have been awarded £1000 towards replacing standing rigging
Helped to make it possible
by way of funding to
bring her back to Maldon. Dawn is now back in her berth where she was launched in 1897
A grant of £675,080
went a long way towards
bringing Dawn back to life
Their support helped restore
the skipper's cabin. Now we are so pleased to have been awarded £5000 towards the
goal of getting Dawn tiller steered once again.
A grant of £5000 has meant that Dawn is once again tiller steered
Dawn's tale began with Samuel Keeble of Maldon,Essex. In 1895 he commissioned Walter Cook to build him a Tiller steered Thames Stack Barge.
The photo shows Dawn under construction while Maldon celebrate the opening of the Promenade Park in 1895.
Dawn was launched in June 1897 and made her first of many trips from Essex to London.
A timeline is being put together with the many archive pictures and stories that have already been collected over the years.
However there are many gaps in her history. We would love to hear from you if there is a tale to tell or a picture to share.
If you would like to keep in touch with the building of the timeline maybe join us aboard for the special Heritage Days