The Black Pearl

In 2013 the 'Black Pearl' was launched on the beach at New Brighton.  

She was built by local artists Frank Lund and Major Mace and is maintained by a small group of locals who have even had to help rebuild the ship twice; first when it was destroyed by Winter storms and again when it was set alight by yobs just six months later.

She has been a much loved ship to young and old alike, has seen many a budding pirate walk the plank and has encountered many storms.

    Unfortunately one storm in March 2020 saw her ship-wrecked beyond repair.














As before there are plans afoot to rebuild her.  

Watch this space.


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  1. I've never heard of this before but I can imagine that local kids love building their imaginative adventures there. I'm so pleased that they are planning to rebuild her.

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    1. Apparently she has a sister ship not too far along the coast. I may have to go and check her out.

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  2. Your last photo of the Black Pearl is quite moody with the backdrop of the water & sky. I'm glad to hear they are going to rebuild "her" because to loose such a place where the exercising of the imagination takes place would be a tragedy.

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    1. I can't take credit for that last photo. It was taken by someone local on the day of the storm just before the tide took her away.

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