I live 20 miles from Exeter. There is a reasonable boat museum there.
The SS Great Britain, a four mast ship, Nerys will know more, resides in Bristol, 80 miles away. HMS Victory is in Portsmouth Harbour, 120 miles away. There is lots to see. Cornwall is a perfect place to visit. Beautiful coastal villages.
In 1980 to 1982 I lived in Ontario. Beautiful country also.