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The Boats That Built Britain - Series 1
Episode 4 - The Reaper

Aired - 12 May 2010

Episode summary:

The Reaper is the biggest sailing lugger ever to fish the seas. Seventy feet long and capable of pulling in ten tonnes of herring in a single haul, the Reaper was an awesome beast that fed Britain at a time when she needed it most. Sailor and writer Tom Cunliffe sails her for himself and finds out just how this giant of the seas came about.

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