Remains of an unknown vessel on the southern shore of Hooe Lake, near Hexton Quay.
Unknown, sailing yacht?
This 6.5m long timber boat has been lying on her side on the foreshore of Hooe Lake by Hexton Quay since before 2005. The boat is clinker built but has had a skin of GRP laid on the outside, she has lightweight frames and copper fasteners and originally would have been fitted with a single mast. The hull is symmetrical in shape fore and aft and would have been fitted with a steeply-sloped full keel rudder which is now missing.
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The boat is lying on her port side and floods each high tide, the boat has been in this location since before 2005.
Hooe Lake, Oreston, Plymouth
From Oreston, take the Lower Saltram road off Plymstock Road then turn right into Kingfisher Way. Follow the road down to the lake and there is a car park at the end. Take the footpath heading south under the folly and follow it round to the hulk, there is a gap in the bushes where you can walk through to the beach. Alternatively, walk round via the beach but take care as the rocks are slippery. Note that Hexton Quay is private property and is not open to the public.
Last updated 03 Jan 2021
Position OS: SX 50155 52817
Position GPS: 50.356143, -4.107816
Timber, clinker built with GRP skin
Sail, single mast
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