Ireland’s only surviving wind-powered wooden cargo boat resumes deliveries in ‘symbolic voyage’

‘s only surviving wooden sailing boat revived a tradition lost a century ago when it embarked on a series of wind-powered supply trips to islands off the south and west coasts on Sunday. The Ilen, which was built in Baltimore in West Cork in 1926, is Ireland’s last wooden cargo vessel with a hold, and heir to a centuries-old trading tradition which is now being revived worldwide as an eco-friendly alternative to powered freight.

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