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The river bed has finally been cleared of the boat

The river bed has finally been cleared of the boat

BRIDGET has gone! Finally, the last of the tug has been removed from the River Adur.

The boat had been there for more than six years, gradually rotting away.

She was sitting in the middle of the River Adur, in the RSPB’s Adur Estuary Reserve.

The girl class tug was originally bought in the late 1990s with the intention of converting it into a houseboat.

She was moved to mooring 23 by the family who owned it, but they decided she was too small and sold her on.

Originally, it was thought Bridget would be converted back to a working tug, complete with new engine.

But she eventually began to rust away and has been broken up over the last few months.

The final pieces were being moved on Monday until the tide came in too far, but the very last parts are now completely gone.

 

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