TheVoyages of Abram (1806-1862)
Lancaster Maritime Museum announces a new exhibition inassociation with Lancaster University’s Regional Heritage Centre on displayJune 7th-September 9th 2018.
The exhibition tells the story of Abram, a shipbuilt in Lancaster in 1805, which had a long and eventful life. For 12 yearsbetween 1806 and 1818, she sailed to the Virgin Islands, a part of theCaribbean with which Lancaster merchants hada longstanding relationship.
She was then converted into a whaler, sailing from Hull andKirkcaldy for a remarkable 44 years. During this time, she survived beingtrapped over winter in the Arctic ice and searched for the lost explorer, SirJohn Franklin. She was finally crushed by the ice in 1862. The exhibitionis supported by a legacy left to the Regional Heritage Centre by the late DrMargaret Bainbridge, whose research into the vessel formed the core of abook on the subject, and now an exhibition.
Open10am to 4pm April-October (12.30pm-4.00pm November-March)
Admission to Lancaster Maritime Museum – £3 for adults and £2for concessions.
Localresidents and accompanied children go free.
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orcall 01524 382264. Alternatively, visit www.lancashire.gov.uk/museums.