Day 333, of my 2016 sketch a day challenge

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Working on Excelsior

Currently up on the hard Excelsior (LT 472) is having some much needed work done under the waterline. Here is Gavin the skipper after earlier adding some oakum (a process known as caulking) now applying some tar. Excelsior can be viewed for the next couple of weeks from the footpath that runs along the northern side of Lake Lothing in Lowestoft. Excelsior was built in Lowestoft in 1921 and is now one of only a handful of wooden smacks still sailing today, she is close to my heart with my Great Grandfather once owning Deodar and Sunbeam which still both sail in Sweden.

Please support Excelsior in any way you can, perhaps go on an adventure. http://www.theexcelsiortrust.co.uk/new-sailing-calendar-2017/

Or go to Sweden https://www.facebook.com/groups/360739250799978/ 

Working on Excelsior 333