Understanding the details of the Arctic Corsair
The Arctic Corsair is known to be a deep-sea trawler which in the year 1999, was converted to become a museum ship in Hull. You can be able to find it between the Myton Bridge and the Drypool Bridge which are both on the river Hull which is in England. Arctic Corsair has now become part of the museum’s Quarter in the city. There are a number of guides and exhibits that you can be able to find in the boat that tends to tell the story of the deep-sea fishing industry of the city of Hull.
The history of Arctic Corsair
Arctic Corsair is the very last sidewinder trawler that is surviving currently. It is also the one that was able to form a backbone of the deep sea fishing fleet for the city which was built in the year 1960. The museum ship was created in very harsh conditions that were encountered in the Icelandic grounds.
In the year 1967 the month of September, Arctic Corsair which is also referred to as a she was later on holed on the side of her starboard. This holing took place as a result of the collision off the coast of Scotland with that of the coast of Irish Collier. In 1973, theArtic Corsair was able to break the world record by landing haddock and cod which was from the White Sea.
She was later on converted to a mid-water trawling in the year 1978 and inthe year 1981; it was then laid up in the city of Hull. However, she was taken out of retirement in the year 1985 and then converted to be used for normal fishing. In the year 1988 is when she was named Arctic Corsair. In the year 1993, she was then sold to the city council of Hull and then renamed back to Arctic Corsair. After the final renaming, it was then moored to the Hull River so that it could be used as a museum ship as had been mentioned earlier on.
The Floating Museum in Hull
The floating museum was opened to the public in the year 1999 after it was fully restored by the volunteers and trainees who were from the STAND fishing heritage group. The group STAND, later on, entered into a kind of partnership with the city council so as to be able to provide a number of volunteers who were going to mainly act as tour guides for any locals or foreigners who were visiting Arctic Corsair. Today, the museum is fully run by volunteers who are closely supported by the city council of Hull. The floating museum is open for viewing on Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday and during bank holidays it is open on Mondays.
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