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Lightvessel LV18, Harwich

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  • If you're visiting Harwich I recommend going around this boat. Tony & his freinds do a great job with all their hard work and its interesting to see what life on board would've been like both for crew...  more »
  • I did not know much about the pirate radio activities that went on off the edge of the Essex coast but you can find out all about them on the boat that rocked! The people looking after the boat gave m...  more »
  • A wonderful look around the ship and the guy who runs the place has a lot of priate radio caroline on board too. Very interesting for my grandchildren clambering around the lightvessel.  more »
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  • Several bits of history here. There's the fact that so much of the original manned lightship is still intact, showing something of what sea-level was like. There's also the pirate radio memorabilia. Then there's what every lightship needs - a garden. I kid you not. A great piece of double recent histories.
  • I get the impression that they cannot advertise that the ship was used in the film 'The Boat That Rocked'. It is full of music memorabilia but there is very little to guide you and tell the story of pirate radio. There's also nothing about its role a a light vessel. It's still a fun visit with freedom to explore many areas if the ship . . . .
  • Nice boat look around on tony and the other stuff to are nice and one oeros sadly he not around but keep it going
  • Best value tourist attraction in Essex.
  • The last Lightvessel which still has all its crew accommodation intact. Run by the Pharos Trust, a local charity which does great work to promote the quirky and delightful town of Harwich. The guides and volunteers on the ship could not be more helpful and passionate about their project. All the other lightvessels which now encircle our island are unmanned and have had their original fixtures and fittings removed so this one is a great place to see a slice of industrial and maritime history. Well worth a visit.

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