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Built in Plymouth in 1908, this 38 ft timber ferry boat spent much of her life in Devon ferrying passengers across the River Teign from Teignmouth to Shaldon. Rescued in a sorry state from the River Dart, the boat was purchased by local Langport resident Ian Mcnab who has a lifelong dream to encourage interest and use of the River Parrett.

The boat was lovingly restored and renamed the Duchess of Cocklemoor. She was launched as Langport’s Community Boat
in July 2017.

This community boat is supported by Friends of The Duchess and relies entirely on voluntary donations, and is a member of the National Community Boats Association.

History of the Duchess of Cocklemoor

Built in Plymouth in 1908, this 38 ft timber ferry boat spent much of her life in Devon ferrying passengers across the River Teign from Teignmouth to Shaldon. Rescued in a sorry state from the River Dart, the boat was purchased by local Langport resident Ian Mcnab who has a lifelong dream to encourage interest and use of the River Parrett.

The boat was lovingly restored and renamed the Duchess of Cocklemoor. She was launched as Langport’s Community Boat
in July 2017.

This community boat is supported by Friends of The Duchess and relies entirely on voluntary donations, and is a member of the National Community Boats Association.