Many of us were part of a massed choir at Gunwharf Keys on 23rd June 2012 to welcome the Lone Twin Boat to Portsmouth. Lone Twin’s Boat Project used the latest yacht building methods to turn wooden objects donated by people from across the South East into a seaworthy archive of stories and memories. 1,200 people donated their wood (pencil or piano – exotic as Zebrawood or as familiar as pine) and told their story; each donation was used along with thousands of others to construct this seafaring record of our lives. With the crew trained and led by Captain Mike Barham, the boat left Chichester Harbour on the epic maiden voyage taking place throughout the South East region. Following the adventures of its maiden voyage, the boat was gifted back to the region as a permanent resource for the public. The Boat Project by Lone Twin was part of the London 2012 Festival, a spectacular 12-week nationwide celebration from 21st June to 9th September 2012, bringing together leading artists from across the world with the very best from the UK.
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