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Cannis Tug Fowey | Cornwall Seamen Fishing Town Harbour Boats Mooring | The Cormorant Hotel & Restaurant Luxury BoutiqueFowey has a brand new tug bossing boats around and keeping order in the town's harbour.

The new tug, Cannis, was unveiled on Friday when the Fowey Harbour Commission held a renaming ceremony for the boat.

The ceremony also saw a rededication for the dredger Lantic Bay and members of the public were allowed to board both vessels and get a good look at them.

The boats perform an important role in the harbour, downstream from Golant hotels, heling large vessels to their moorings and keeping the channel into the harbour clear.

The ceremonies were carried out by Fowey Parish Church's Reverend Philip De Grey-Warter, and the traditional act of pouring local cider over the bow of the boats was carried out by Shirley Mitchell.

Cannis has moved to Fowey from Sunderland where she has worked since 1982 under the name Svitzer Constance.

The Lantic Bay is not quite so new to Fowey though - she was built in nearby Polruan in 1958 and worked in Fowey until 2002 when she was sold, before recently being bought back.

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