As the last example of an open-decked working sail boat from Emsworth’s Oyster industry, Terror’s past is a long one.
About 100,000 Oysters were shipped to the London markets each week.
In the early 1900s a newly laid sewage system discharged sewage directly into the Harbour. As a result the Oysters became infected. In December 1902 at a mayoral banquet in Winchester, the Dean of Winchester and two others contracted typhoid and died shortly afterwards.
The Oyster industry in Emsworth collapsed overnight.
Some of Terror’s timbers left at the end of the restoration were donated and used in the build of the iconic 30ft yacht, Collective Spirit, for the remarkable Boat Project in 2011.
Today, although Terror is not part of the new working Oyster trade in Chichester Harbour, she is seen as the industry’s flagship.