Appeal for help with vintage boat launch at Burnley Canal Festival

Have you got  a truck big enough to launch Whimbrel onto the water in time for the Burnley Canal Festival?
Have you got a truck big enough to launch Whimbrel onto the water in time for the Burnley Canal Festival?
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A vintage boat, that was restored to her former glory after she was found abandoned and neglected, is set to take a starring role at this year's Canal Festival in Burnley.

But first she needs to get on the water!

An appeal has gone out for a truck large enough to hoist Whimbrel into the Leeds Liverpool Canal for the festival which starts for the weekend on Friday, August 24th.

Moored at Glasson Dock near Lancaster, Whimbrel will be brought to Burnley her owner Colin Ogden who is originally from Burnley but now lives in Elswick.

A truck with a Hiab lift or industrial forklife truck would be sufficient to get Whimbrel onto the water.

Whimbrel was constructed in 1965 at shepherds of Bowness as a one off water taxi.

She is 15 feet long and weighs 720kg.

Colin found her abandoned on Lake Windermere and the task of restoring Whimbrel to her former glory has been a labour of love for him.

Anyone who can help is asked to contact Colin at colinogden@aol.com or message the facebook page Owd Lanky Boaters.