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Swansea Marina where the historic boats can be seen.

Swansea Marina where the historic boats can be seen.1) The Lightship 91, known as 'Helwick', which spent much of its life warning ships about the Helwick Sandbank in the Bristol Channel. Visitors can visit most parts of the boat to see the crew's quarters, a view into the engine room and the upper deck with its all important light.

2) A tug boat called 'Canning' was built in 1954. She is an oil-burning steam tug who worked from Swansea Docks from 1966. She retired to the Museum in 1975. There is no public access to Canning but she can be seen clearly from the pontoon and dockside.

3) The Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter built in 1909 called the "Olga”. This type of fast boat was used to take pilots out to larger ships to guide them through the difficult waters of the Bristol Channel. Like 'Helwick', 'Olga' is an important and rare survivor from a past time and is listed on the National Historic Ships Committee Core Collection list.

Access to the boats is possible in June, July and August. The entrance to the pontoon is on Museum Square, near the Waterfront Tavern. The pontoon is accessible to wheelchair users, but unfortunately none of the boats are accessible.

Please ring Swansea Museum on 01792 653763 to arrange a visit by your school group or community organisation.

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