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"People got their first look at Fowey’s new tug on Friday. The Harbour Commission held a renaming ceremony for Cannis as well as a rededication of the dredger Lantic Bay, and members of the public were allowed on board to have a look around both vessels. 

The ceremonies were conducted by the Revd Philip De Grey-Warter of Fowey Parish Church, and Shirley Mitchell, wife of commission chairman Capt William Mitchell, completed the ceremony by pouring local Haye Farm cider over the bow of the Cannis. 

Cannis was built in 1982 and was previously working in Sunderland under the name Svitzer Constance. The Lantic Bay was built in 1958 at the harbour commission’s Brazen Island Yard in Polruan. 

She was sold in 2002 but the commissioners decided to buy her back and she returned home in March."

With thanks to The Cornish Guardian.

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Tug (cropped)