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Buoy to reflect the area's maritime heritage

Boston Borough Council has had Environment Agency approval to place a two-tonne former Wash navigation buoy on the recently-revamped Custom House Quay to reflect the area's maritime heritage.

The Wash navigation buoy which will be placed on Custom House Quay as a reminder of Boston's connection with the sea

The council has also been given permission to place a former dinghy filled with soil, sand and pebbles for coastal loving plants and grasses and a ship's mast on the quayside

The former Trinity House buoy dates back to the 1950s and was used in The Wash, within the Port of Boston's jurisdiction waters. Its last position was to mark the deep-water Parlour Channel which was used by commercial shipping up until the 1980s and more recently by fishing and leisure craft.

The buoy has been made available at a substantial discount by Mr Richard Walker, Harbour Master at the Port of Boston, who has also had it repainted in its traditional Trinity House colours. Funding for the navigation buoy is to be provided by Boston BID and it is expected to be craned into place this autumn.