As part of Kim Squirrell’s summer 2023 Maritime residency at Quay Words, she has created a poetry & paper art trail around the Quayside and Canal Basin.

This trail celebrates the ships and boats that have sailed into and out of Exeter, and the people of the quay and canal who work to support and maintain our maritime heritage. As you visit the stops on either side of the Exe, you will encounter poems and paper art installations that reflect this heritage and the lives of people past and present.

Here is a poem by Kim entitled ‘Shipwright’, which you could expect to find when you reach the SGC Marine Shed during your visit:

Once you’ve completed the trail, be sure to fill out the form below (or return the paper version to Exeter Custom House) and let us know what you thought of this project and little more about you.

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