Skinningrove’s fishing boat restored after years on beach

A fishing boat which became a “local landmark” on a beach for almost two decades has been restored. The Repus Cole was displayed on Skinningrove Beach in 2005 after being saved from destruction. It had belonged to fisherman Wilbur Cox, who died in the 1980s, and became a memorial to those lost at sea. Redcar and Cleveland Council said it would continue to “proudly stand” on the beach for future generations. The boat had originally been stored at South Gare before it was brought back to the village for display. It was eventually displayed opposite the home of Mr Cox’s daughter, Marie, who said she was “delighted” the boat had been brought “back to life”. >click to read< 10:10

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