The Voice: ‘143-year-old Cornish ‘ambassador’ returns from 1,400 Celtic Voyage By Ben Howe’ – June 25, 2024

The 143-year-old working boat ‘Barnabas’, sailed into Newlyn Harbour on Saturday, marking the end of her two-month heritage mission to all four Celtic lands.

The 143-year-old working boat ‘Barnabas’, sailed into Newlyn Harbour on Saturday, marking the end of her two-month heritage mission to all four Celtic lands.

Volunteer crew from the charity, Cornish Maritime Trust (CMT), which owns the historic wooden boat, moored her up to the Old Quay to the cheers of supporters celebrating the sailors’ feat and the boat’s fine new masts. Having set off from Newlyn 66 days ago, Barnabas returned having accomplished the threefold goals of the Trust for this ambitious voyage: education, preservation and community connection

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