The Story Boat project is the creation of miniature maritime memories museum from an upturned boat in which people’s memories will be recorded and preserved.
Traditional wooden boatbuilder Gail McGarva in collaboration with local wheelwrights Rowland & Son are giving a new lease of life on land to a retired Dorset fishing boat by transforming her into enchanting oral history recording and exhibition space.
The Story Boat will be in residence outside the Marine from June to September.
Gail will be performing her new performance piece ‘Voices of the Sea’ on 7th and 8th September at the Marine.
This project is supported by Arts Council England, West Dorset District Council and a wide range of local funders and supporters.
The oral history collection will be archived in Lyme Regis Museum.