Ship’s mast decorates Boston town centre

The mast arrives ready to be fixed into position.
The mast arrives ready to be fixed into position.

Officials have taken a ‘masterful’ approach to Boston’s maritime history with the latest addition to Custom House Quay.

The ship’s mast, which was put in two weeks ago, is estimated to have cost £5,000 to construct and install – which has been donated by anonymous individuals.

Boston Borough Council officer Ian Farmer said: “Since the Custom House Quay refurbishment has been undertaken we have received favourable comments from both residents and visitors. It is great to see more people making use of the site. We are indebted to the public-spirited individuals who have agreed to fund this new maritime feature.”

Chairman of the Boston in Bloom steering group Alison Fairman said: “It’s wonderful to know that there are people who love the town, care for it and demonstrate that, without expecting anything in return. “

Council staff and volunteers, including members of Boston Greenscapers, have cleaned the area and added a former Wash navigation buoy, a renovated dinghy planter and an information board.