Art Project for 2020. This summer Daybreak will be used to display an artwork in the form of a large ‘sail’ made up of 100 paintings on squares of canvas. The piece will highlight the current climate emergency and will be displayed at a number of venues up and down the river Thames. See the Art page for details of the project as it develops.
Daybreak is a fully rigged Humber keel and we believe she was the last vessel to be built in the UK to carry cargo under sail. The Humber keel is a square rigged sailing barge, the origins of which date back to medieval cargo vessels. Daybreak is owned by Tony and Sally Woodward who bought her in 1979 and have restored her to sail and converted the hold to provide living accommodation. Daybreak sails regularly on the Thames and on the east coast.
National Historic Ship Number: 1834
British Registered Ship No: 163174
Builder: Richard Dunston Ltd. Thorne
Date Built: 1934
Owners: Tony & Sally Woodward