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Boat Raising   Bercowetz / Bua    2005

Grizedale Arts, Coniston Lake, Cumbria, England

While exploring the industrial harbor area of Barrow at low tide, we found several sunken fishing boat. We quickly met Neil a local sailor. He explained that the Scottish government commissioned the boats and then in the 80's demanded they be burned and sunk. Putting a lot of guys out of work and destroying some fine fishing vessels. The next day we returned with a couple of hand saws and cut as much of the boat as we could free from the muddy harbor floor.   We then reassembled the boat and constructed a make shift floating device to keep it above water. Raising it from the dead on the lake of Coniston.

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