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Mabel E. Holland

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Registry #1 UK Registry Registry #2 Registry #3
Name 1 1970c Mabel E. Holland Name 5
Name 2 Name 6
Name 3 Name 7
Name 4 Name 8
Year Built 1970c Place (nk) Area (nk) Country UK
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp)
Builder (nk) Measurement (metric)
Hull Steel Displacement
Gross Tonnage Type 1 Lifeboat, (SAR)
Registered Tonnage Type 2 Yacht
Engine Engine Manufacture
Repower Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds Call Sign
Pendant  # Masters Coxswain Ben Tart; David Cowper (1986-1989); Arthur Curnow (1996)
In 1986-1989 she was owned by David Cowper, UK. In 1996 she was owned by Arthur Curnow and restored. In 2013 she was owned by J. Evans, located on a trailer near Cardigan in West Wales.
Fate Registry closed Date
Named Features
Significance of Name
She was a small UK-registered yacht (a retired RNLI Lifeboat). In 1986-89 she made the first solo transit of the Northwest Passage and the first British Transit - East to West Transit of the Northwest Passage. She was afloat in 2004. David Cowper was awarded the highly prestigious Blue Water Medal by the Cruising Club of America.
References: MacFarlane, J.M. (1992) Northwest Passage Challengers. In Resolution. Spring Issue. Maritime Museum of British Columbia
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