Tamar barge

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Shamrock berthed at Cotehele Quay, on the Cotehele Estate in Cornwall

A Tamar barge is a masted sailing vessel, designed for carrying cargo around the River Tamar[1] and the South Coast of Cornwall.

The Tamar barge can be either a single and double masted vessel. It can carry up to 32 tonnes. Tamar barges were manufactured in the 19th Century in the Tamar Valley by boatbuilders such as James Goss of Calstock and Frederick Hawke of Stonehouse, Plymouth.

There are only two surviving Tamar barges, both have been almost completely restored. Currently one is open to visitors of Cotehele Quay[2] and the other is privately owned and moored at Cremyll.

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