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Boat 1550 BC Project: The Launch

Saturday 12th May at Dover Sea Sports Centre

Starts at 1 pm – Weather Permitting
Work on the replica boat has been progressing steadily these last few weeks and we are now looking forward to the launch before it begins its journey to the exhibition in Lille. The event starts at 1pm and there will be a chance to talk to the boat builders and the excavators of the original boat before the launch at 2pm off the Sea Centre Slipway. The original Dover Boat celebrates the 20th anniversary of its discovery this September, so watch this space for more events coming up throughout the year.

Come and see the boat builders in action every Wednesday and Saturday on the lawn behind Dover Library (the entrance is off Cannon Street, look out for the signs).
A selection of replica toolsThe base of the boat comes together



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