Helwick and Canning at Dry Dock

Helwick and Canning at Dry Dock

Helwick and Canning are now docked down and work has commenced on the ultra high pressure jetting to clean off the hulls.

The thickness survey started today and weather permitting, painting should start on Monday.

Keep an eye on our Twitter feed for more pictures over the next week.

Appeal sheds light on ship's glorious past

MEMORIES of an historic Gower lightship are to be brought to life by former crew members — thanks to the Evening Post.

An appeal by Swansea Museum for people who had worked on the Helwick, which used to patrol the Helwick sands off southwest Gower and the Bristol channel, featured in the paper in April.

The museum is planning to develop the boat, which is moored in the city’s marina, into a living exhibition with photographs, memories and a recording of its history, read by people who manned it.

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Photographic exhibition in conjunction with Swansea Metropolitan University

Go to Swansea Marina, behind the National Waterfront Museum. The exhibition is on the Lightship, Helwick.