'General Picton' was a lifeboat for a Trinity House light vessel dating from the late 1950s, possibly built in South Shields. It would have been powered by up to 4 oarsmen supplemented by a lugsail.
many years of service within the Society it is now enjoying a
much-needed restoration program which includes the replacement of gunwales and rotted ribs, and a refurb of all interior fittings.
N.B. We are trying to interpret the faded markings on the stem but they seem to indicate:
- a date of '14/8/5?'
- length 16', width 5.7', draught 2.3' ?