Boat Maintenance

The Committee is in charge of co-ordinating maintenance on Endeavour. They would welcome volunteers to assist with the vital job of keeping her shipshape.

Contact Finlay Marshall on 01702 712 308 if you're interested.

  Boat Building History

Leigh-on-Sea is a fishing port which in 1564 had a fleet of 31 ships crewed by 261 Leigh mariners. Boat building has always taken place in the town and the Endeavour is the last remaining Leigh-built commercial craft. Leigh also built ships for the Royal Navy and the Mayflower is argued by some to have been constructed in Leigh. Endeavour was the first cockle-boat to be launched with an engine fitted in addition to sails and so marked a transition in fishing boat use when she was launched in 1926.

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