Year 3 – George Elmy

The George Elmy was involved in a disaster in 1962 where, after carrying out an heroic rescue, was overcome by a gigantic wave leading to the loss of all but one person on board.

The boat then left the area and was eventually rediscovered in April 2009, converted into a fishing boat and laid up in Holyhead. The boat was bought by the East Durham Heritage Group and has been restored by master boat builder Fred Crowell of South Shields.

The children of year 3 visited the East Durham Heritage and Lifeboat Centre at Seaham Harbour and spent the morning learning about The George Elmy disaster in 1962 and the restoration of the lifeboat today.

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