The Arctic Corsair was built in 1960 at Beverley Shipyard for the Boyd Line. The last of the Hull side fishing vessels or 'side winders', she had a long and successful career despite the decline of the local fishing industry after 1975 and the imposition of the 200 mile limits.
A veteran of the Cod Wars, the Arctic Corsair was rammed by an Icelandic gun boat in the 1970's. After a lay-up of seven years she achieved a record breaking return to fishing in 1986 before being finally laid up in the winter of 1987. In June that year, she had landed 2,957 kits of fish with a value of £155,341.
The vessel opened to the public in 1999 and has since attracted in excess of 20,000 visitors.
Volunteer led tours can be booked by appointment
History, Hull Fishing Industry, Local History