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North Carr Lightship

North Carr Lightship
The lightship, built on the Clyde in 1933, was stationed off the notorious North Carr rocks, a mile and half from Fife Ness, until 1975, a crucial part of the life saving network operated by the Northern Lighthouse Board.

In May 1976 the North Carr Lightvessel was sold to the North East Fife District Council, and in July 1976 it was used as a floating museum based in Anstruther harbour. We have seen it in Anstruther, looking in far better condition.

Since January 2002 the Lightship has been based in Victoria Dock, Dundee and was used by the Maritime Volunteer Service (MVS) as a base for Unit meetings and training. But it has now been confirmed that MVS has sold the lightship for only £1 to Taymara, a Dundee-based maritime charity who plan to restore it. The lightship looks a bit shabby at the moment, but apparently it's just surface rust. I have my doubts.

Nort Carr lightship  surface rust

North Carr Lightship

Ian Wood, Luc Reiniche, ROL/Photo, Rabbitroundtheworld and 29 other people have particularly liked this photo

22 comments - The latest ones
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Rusty beauty ! Nice textures and a great find !
4 years ago.
4 years ago.
 Nick Weall
Nick Weall club
This reminds me of The Vital Spark & Para handy for some strange reason ~ looks like time for some wire brushing and a lick of paint :) xx
4 years ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
WOW, rust can be really beautiful, Amelia ********************
4 years ago.
StoneRoad2013 club
I do hope that a proper restoration can take place, Lightships have an important role in maritime heritage.
4 years ago.
I remember it well at Anstruther. Beautiful as this rusty shot is, it would be nice to see it restored.
4 years ago.
Stormlizard club
Well photographed and documanyed.

Yes, I suspect it needs much more than a sandblasting, a touch of filler and a pot f paint.
4 years ago.
Quiet understand the want to restore it, sort of thing I would be happy to volunteer an hour or so with a wire brush.
4 years ago.
Hello Amelia well this project will certainly take a few tins of Rust converter to complete ..but i do hope it is given the time and money needed to complete it ..what an interesting vessel to restore

Best wishes ... Steve
4 years ago.
 Peggy C
Peggy C club
Best wishes to getting this restored -- it is too important to let the elements lay claim to it.
Not far from me, there is a red Caboose -- it was restored by one individual -- she did a great job ~!
4 years ago.
photosofghosts club
Nice details, particulary of the rust.
All the best
4 years ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
A wonderfully sharp and detail shot.............I especially like the detail you've shown in the Pip. Very nicely done Amelia.
4 years ago.
 Peter Castell
Peter Castell club
A great piece of maritime history, although it makes a great subject for photos it's sad to see it in such a poor condition
4 years ago.
 Gabi Lombardo
Gabi Lombardo club
I like such rusty details!
4 years ago.
tiabunna club
Colourful rust, but it will be better restored.
4 years ago.
gezginruh club
Very interesting picture and story!

Best wishes
4 years ago.
 Joe, Son of the Rock
Joe, Son of the Rock club
You have captured well the textures of the peeling paintwork, Amelia. Cheers, Joe
4 years ago.
Gudrun club
I love lightships and do hope this will be restored to its former glory! The one in Hamburg is now a party location....
4 years ago.
 klaus 040
klaus 040 club
I see you're a fan of old rusty lighthouses. This is fantastic. It won't be easy and also not cheap to restore it. Hopefully it will succeed before everything falls into pieces. That would be a pity!
Btw. you know our restored lighthouse ships. But we also have a number of beautifully restored steam storage locomotives of the old historic harbour railway.

I hope you're well. Greets Klaus
4 years ago. Edited 4 years ago.
Berny club
fascinating lightship, red and rusty, perfect!
4 years ago.
 Diane Putnam
Diane Putnam club
Ohhh, spectacular series!
4 years ago.
Rabbitroundtheworld club
I really hope it is restored. As Jean says, nice picturesque rust, but would be nicer to see it cared for properly.
4 years ago.

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