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May 13, 2016

Farewell Trim, hello ‘Trim’

Of all the Jellicle Cats to inhabit the Hobart waterfront, the best-loved was Trim, ship’s cat aboard the two-masted brigantine Windeward Bound for just over 15 […]
May 13, 2016

Of Men and Ice and Wooden Ships

photo: Whaler’s Bay (c) Grant Morgan The early exploration of Antarctic waters south of 60 degrees South was perilous in the extreme, not just because of the […]
May 13, 2016

Tall Ships in the West

The story of the early Dutch explorers and their ships, soon to be a major theme of the 2017 Australian Wooden Boat Festival, gets started this […]
May 13, 2016
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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bass Strait?

  Take the word ‘Tasmania’: what do you picture? Pristine wilderness, stunning white beaches, clean environment, great local food. Now try the words ‘Tasmania and cruising’ […]
April 13, 2016

The Dutch Are Coming

  There’s a long tradition of inviting other nations with strong maritime traditions to come and be part of the largest wooden boat festival in the […]
April 13, 2016

SV Tenacious Is On the Way

She’s 213 feet long from bowsprit to stern, weighs in at 586 tons, carries 13,000 square feet of sail and on her way to Australia now. […]
April 12, 2016

It Might Need a Little Work

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It’s no joke, when you have spent many hours and lots of dosh getting your boat ready for the Australian Wooden Boat Festival, only to learn […]