Moored in Canning Dock in Liverpool, the Mersey Bar Lightship, Planet, is finally open to the public as a Cafe bar. The owner has spent £60,000 over the last three years converting the ship, overcoming planning issues, a back-log of mooring fees and problems connecting water and power to the light ship that constantly delayed the opening.
On the far side of Canning Dock are two ships that belong to the Mersey Maritime Museum. The three masted schooner and the Livepool Pilot Cutter Edmund Gardner.
The Edmund Gardner has living accomodation for thirty two pilots and was stationed in Liverpool Bay to supply pilots to guide ships into the river and docks in safety. She was finally retired in 1981.
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