Saving Shamrock

Shamrock is the last and most advanced Tamar sailing barge ever built. Her life has been intimately linked with Cornwall and the Tamar Valley for the last 120 years, making her a personality in these parts. Through the course of our regular maintenance it became apparent she needed extensive restoration work. A major project is now underway to conserve and protect this fantastic sailing barge and get her back on the water.

Tamar sailing barge Shamrock with her sails up at Cotehele, Cornwall
  • We need your help to raise £100,000 to complete Shamrock's repair work by building a new keel
  • Shamrock's last major restoration took place in 1974 when she first came into National Trust care
  • Shamrock was the last Tamar sailing barge ever built and is 1 of only 2 that are still sailing

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£10 will pay for a small bag of boat nails
£20 will pay for a tin of bitumen paint to protect her planking or a 3ft long keel clamping bolt
£50 will go towards timber for replacing the keel
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Why give to the National Trust?

As a charity, we're dedicated to conserving our nation’s natural and human history for generations to come to enjoy. From preserving the historic buildings in our care to protecting nature and wildlife in outdoor spaces, by donating to our Protect Special Places appeal, you'll help us to act quickly to look after special places. Donations also help us release match funding from various sources including corporates, grant-giving bodies like the Landfill Communities Fund, and Charitable Trusts. This means every pound you give helps us raise even more for vital conservation work.

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