On September 28th, 2015, a large six wheeled flat bed driven by Pete Smith arrived on the tarmac outside IBTC Lowestoft. Within a few hours the J.CAIRD had been lowered into her transportation cradle and loaded on the truck. It was a slick operation involving approximately 30 people. After a celebratory steak and egg sandwich for all involved in the project, it was a sad farewell moment for all the boat-builders when the CAIRD began her long journey to Worcestershire.
By 3pm the boat had travelled approximately 400 miles by road, as she trundled down the last leg of her journey, she made a turn down a narrow little driveway to her new temporary home. It is here that the efforts of Shackleton's men to convert the largest expedition lifeboat will be brought back to life. Every feature which makes this boat totally unique will be recreated, documented, and put back into action.
After carefully shifting the boat about 50ft using two large tripods, she is now in position outside a workshop equipped to bring history back to life.