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 .....


Thank you ...

BBC iPlayer - Britain_s Lost Routes with Griff Rhy

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

Reg.Charity No.1058939

Ltd Co.No. 3240596

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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 back in the berth she was lauched from in 1897. With the tiller steerage now completed thanks to the grants from Essex Heritage Trust, The Pilgrim Trust, The Transport Trust, Historic Ship's Register and the Lady Skinner's Trust.  Thank you to all helped make this important step possible.


Dawn arrived back to her home port of Maldon in early December 2014 and what a warm welcome she has received from all at the Quay. It has also been amazing hearing from people walking by and reciting their own personal memories of their time with Dawn.


Before she could be put in her permanant berth Gerard and Ed had their own version of the Maldon Mud race. They had to clear tons of mud before Dawn could be sat down on the grid berth, from where she was launched over the quay to that very spot. It is 120 years ago that her keel was first laid down just to the right of where she now sits.