Manx longboat joins Thames Diamond Jubilee flotilla
- 3 June 2012
- From the section Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin
A Manx Viking longship and a Peel lifeboat volunteer have represented the Isle of Man in the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant in London.
The longship was crewed by a team of 12 from the island in the manpowered section of the flotilla.
It was transported by a freighter from Ramsey to Lancashire on Wednesday and then taken by road to London.
Meanwhile the station mechanic at Peel RNLI, Paul Cain, joined 12 UK volunteers on a Tamar class lifeboat.
About 1,000 boats took part in the river pageant, from tall ships to kayaks.
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