Tall ship The Morgenster moors at Ramsgate harbour

The Morgenster Photo Sarah Thomas

Sail training tall ship The Morgenster has moored at Ramsgate harbour.

The Brig sail craft, based in the Netherlands, was built  as a herring lugger under the name De Vrouw Maria, in 1919.

Photo Sarah Thomas

In 1927, she was lengthened by 7 metres and converted into a motor fishing vessel. She was renamed Morgenster (Morning Star)  in 1959 and continued to be used as a fishing vessel until 1970.

Photo Sarah Thomas

The two mast vessel has taken part in many International Tall Ships Races.