Cutty Sark Raised 12′
It must be true because it was on the BBC local news at lunchtime – they’ve finally lifted the Cutty Sark. Mind you, they could have raised the Titanic in the time they’ve taken.
Not, of course, that anyone round here would know about it. I can understand them not telling pesky bloggers like me, I know we’re a pain the the proverbial, but you’d think they’d give the local press a nosy, wouldn’t you. I mean, after the tourists have gone home, it’s us locals that are left to love this ship, and we’ve been left out of the loop pretty much from day one.
Such a shame; I would have loved to get on board (not literally, of course, it doesn’t actually have a deck yet) with a spot of fundraising. Seems like the paultry amounts people like me could have made, though, just weren’t worth the effort of collecting and the Cutty Sark Trust went for the big-hitters instead. And, I guess, in the end they were right. The local news at lunchtime specifically said they were ‘fully funded’ now, by high rollers like Sammy Ofer, so I suppose, why bother making local pals?
On the other hand, also at lunchtime, the Trust said the project was, and I quote, ‘on target.’ I wonder in which particular universe that target resides?
Since the BBC article isn’t available yet, and I’m not privy to any pics, I am grateful to Stephen for snapping what he can…
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