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1916 Centenary Exhibition in Baltimore

A Nation Born, A Boat Built

A 1916 Centenary exhibition of the fishing vessel Free State.Free State

C1 was the first motor fishing boat to be registered in Cork after Irish Independence.

Exhibition by Cuas, The West Cork Maritime Heritage Company, kindly supported by Cork County Council.

Researched and compiled by Eoin Ryan, Baltimore and Peter O Shea, Ballycotton.

Design by Cecilia Scholte Lubberink

With thanks to Cork County Archives, Cormac Levis, John Finn, the O’Riordan Family and Hegartys Boatyard.

Official opening at 16.30, Saturday 26th March by Joe Carroll MCC at the Baltimore Harbour Building near the Ferry Pier.

Image of Free State at centre of picture as the first motor lifeboat the Mary Stanford arrives in Ballycotton in 1930