May

00_awaitingMay (LA12) was built by Crossfields of Hoylake, one of only three boats built at Hoylake and the only one remaining today. Built in 1920 for the River Dee Estuary for shrimping and fishing, she was called May after May Crossfield one of the boat builders family. She lay for years sunk in the Liverpool Docks after being hit during the blitz during World War II.

May was bought by David Wilson and professionally rebuilt in 1986-87.  A past winner of the Liverpool Nobby Race and is now owned by Barry Sharrat, she is built of pitch pine and oak and is 32ft long.

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  1. cathy lockley

    Hi, wonder if you can help? My grandad was the owner of this boat from 1940s till the 1980s. My dad and his brothers used to work and help maintain the boat when they were children.

    My dad would love to see The May again if possible please.

    If there is any chance of him visiting The May is convenient it would be fantastic. Than you.

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