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Cutty Sark Gets Masts And Christmas Tree

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 60 months ago
Cutty Sark Gets Masts And Christmas Tree
The restored masts
The restored masts
The tree, looking a little forlorn and windswept this lunchtime
The tree, looking a little forlorn and windswept this lunchtime

The Cutty Sark got its masts back at the weekend, and yesterday brought a festive new addition — a Christmas tree tied to the central one.

We can hardly believe it's been four years since fire gutted the already-undergoing-restoration tea clipper. Even though the surrounding area is still pretty much a building site, the ship is starting to look recognisable again, ready for re-opening in April 2012.

The Greenwich Phantom has photos of yesterday's tree raising, including a spot of bother when it got tangled in the rigging. The tree was paid for by local TV presenter Robert Gray, which is a lovely thing to do.

Last Updated 16 December 2011

Gene

For the maritime challenged, the center mast is called the main mast.