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Major Lifeboat Revamp to Start Soon at the Dock Museum, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

21/05/2019

The iconic life boat has been surrounded by a huge metal framed tent to allow the boat to dry out so that conservation work can begin.

Herbert Leigh was the longest serving lifeboat at the Barrow RNLI station from 1951 – 1982. She was donated to the RNLI in 1951 by Herbert Leigh.

In 30 years of service she was launched 136 times and saved 71 lives. She was donated to The Dock Museum at Barrow in 1990.

A grant of £120,000 will be used to conserve the lifeboat, landscape the museum site and install a walkway from the car park to the museum.

This is a very exciting project for everybody involved and we are all super keen to see the work completed later in the year.