After her purchase by Captain Dowman from the Portuguese, Ferriera was towed to Falmouth to be restored in Falmouth Docks.
By Gordon Frickers measures 61 x 91 cms (24″ x 36″), Oils, Original Sold, still available as a Heritage signed numbered print from this web site.
She eventually became a boys training ship based at Falmouth and was occasionally used as the committee boat for Fowey Regatta. She is now permanently dry docked at Greenwich London and open to the public.
Currently her trustees are raising major funds for a serious refit.
“Last Arrival“, having been exhibited on-board “Cutty Sark” at Greenwich at the invitation of Simon Waite, her then Captain, it was proposed the Portuguese embassy would buy the painting and present it to the ship. Unfortunately this did not happen however, happily, the painting was sold to a direct descendant of Vasco de Gama.
Best source of further information, “The Log of the Cutty Sark” by Basil Greenhill or ask Gordon Frickers.
We also have a painting of “Ferriera’s” “Last Departure“!
duties serving Rum, Eigg, Muck and Canna she also operates the winter vehicle service from Mallaig to Armadale. In this role she provides one return sailing in the early morning before her Small Isles sailings and then another in the late afternoon on weekdays. According to one of her crew, she is the only vessel in the fleet that sees more activity and sailing hours in the winter than she does in the summer!
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