Astonishing Restoration Revealed, September 2018
The above photograph of Mist, taken in 2006, shows an abandoned vessel in a very sorry state. Although she still retained her shape, it took skilled shipwright John Krejsa nine years to restore this craft as a retirement project. She was relaunched in 2017 but the results were properly on display for the first time as a part of the Albert Strange Association Meet on the Riven Deben, 1st and 2nd of September 2018. The full story of Mist being found and rescued is on the Albert Strange Association website, linked to below. Sadly, just a month after the River Deben Meet, John Krejsa died. The ASA is taking an active roll in looking after Mist by way of preserving John's remarkable achievement in restoring her.
New Owner, January 2020
In January 2020 it was announced that Russell Read, chairman of the ASA had decided to buy Mist.
Mist on the River Deben, September 2018
Photograph by Russell Read
Built : 1907 by P McKeown in Belfast, Northern Ireland
LOA : 26' 6"
LWL : 20' 0"
Beam : 7' 1"
Draught : 4' 2"
Displacement : 5 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 124663
OGA Boat Number : 0370
Design : N° 102, Lula
Mist Custodians & Home Ports
Russell Read (2019-2020...) Woodbridge, Suffolk, England
Estate of the late John Krejsa (2019) Woodbridge, Suffolk, England
John Krejsa (2006-2018) Woodbridge, Suffolk, England
RA Neeson (?-1993-?) Ireland
George Mackie (1978-1980-?) Clynder, Scotland
John S McFarlane (1970-1977) Gourock, Scotland
Alan McDowell (1963-1969) Whitehaven, England
K Smyth (1958-1962) Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland
RG Chambers LDS (1957) Belfast, Northern Ireland
W Andrews jun (1956) Belfast, Northern Ireland
George R Brien (?-1951-1955) Strangford, Northern Ireland
EA Praeger (?-1909-1929-?) Belfast, Northern Ireland
Brian Waite (1907-?) Belfast, Northern Ireland
Page last updated : January 2020