Tuesday, May 05, 2015

‘Spirit of Mystery’ – Pete Goss’s Replica Mounts Bay Lugger

Not so long ago Pete Goss’s ‘Spirit of Mystery’ was for sale on Ebay.* She is a replica of a Mounts Bay Lugger that sailed to Australia in 1854/55. Pete and his crew set out from Newlyn on 28th October, 2008 to re-enact the epic voyage which they succeeded in doing, arriving in Melbourne on 9th March, 2009.

She was shipped back to England and sold by Pete to finance another project. I assume she has been sold for a second time, as I haven't seen her on Ebay for a while.

As to her whereabouts I do not know, but when I was sailing my West Wight Potter along the South Coast in the summer of 2013 I saw her at Looe on Saturday, 15th June.**  She was attending the Looe Lugger Festival.

Above your can see two photos I took of her with other luggers at the Festival. The photo below is the display photo for the Ebay advert.*

*Cornish Lugger ‘Spirit of Mystery’ for Sale at Ebay (Expired Ad with excellent photos):

Other Links

Pete Goss’s Spirit of Mystery is for Sale (Aug 22nd 2012)

Spirit of Mystery – Taking the mystery out of history

Pete Goss

Pete Goss "Spirit of Mystery" Cornish Built Lugger trip UK to Australia 2008-09

Pete Goss Launch 'Spirit of Mystery'

Pete Goss leaves Newlyn in 'Spirit of Mystery'

Mystery Lugger

The Spirit of Mystery from Conception to Completion by Colyn Thomas

Spirit of Mystery Sailboat Hit by Freak Wave – Crew Injured

Lloyd Images – Spirit of Mystery

Newlyn to Australia in a Cornish Lugger

Pete Goss’s Spirit of Mystery is for Sale

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Hello Bill, yes a lovely lugger. The style has persisted down the years, from sail, to auxillary sail with petrol/parafin engines, and then diesels. Testament, I feel to the guys who designed them, to be sea kindly, fast and functional.