The Museum has many boats in its collections and three of these are kept floating in Swansea Marina – the lightship Helwick, a tugboat called Canning and a beautiful pilot cutter named Olga.
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.
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.
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.