Launch of the Tern Island - 2008

Year two of this three-year project got underway on March 22nd with the reconstruction and launch of the tern Island.

As usual, Eddie Lewis of Plant Works Ground Maintenance and CHOG member was available bright and early with his trailer to bring the components of the island to Mayor's Mead slipway for construction. When there, the island was assembled by a CHOG team comprising: Mark Andrews, Peter Fenning, Darren Hughes, David Taylor and Jan Toomer. Relief all round as it again remained afloat, ready for Barry Childs of Mister B's Marine Services to skilfully tow it to Parky Meade Rail, where it was anchored. Brian Smith of CHOG should also be acknowledged for his work on this project. Finally, CHOG would like to thank Bournemouth & West Hants Water Company, in particular Mike Rhodes, for their support and permission for the project.

Construction at Mayor's Mead - Mark Andrews

Loading the gravel - Mark Andrews

Checking it still floats! - Mark Andrews

Attaching the tow line - Mark Andrews

Cruising past Town Quay - Mark Andrews

The CHOG Stanpit Sub-Committee and BWHWCo. - Mark Andrews

CHOG would like to thank the following for their help, support and advice during this project.

Mike Rhodes of Bournemouth & West Hants Water Company
Friends of Stanpit Marsh
Barry Childs of Mister B's Marine Services
Eddie Lewis of Plant Works Ground Maintenance Ltd
Natural England
Christchurch Angling Club
West Hants Wildfowlers
Dorset Mammal Group
Stanpit and Mudeford Residents Association
Bob Chapman and Jason Crook of Hampshire Wildlife Trust

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