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December 15, 2017

Maori Lass Gets Some Attention

Our long-serving Dock Master, Ross Barnett, is a man who knows a thing or two about wooden boats. He’d restored enough of them, God knows, and […]
December 15, 2017

A 400-Year Anniversary

Wooden ships played a critical role in the history of early European expansion, simply because ships capable of crossing oceans with passengers and cargo were unlikely […]
December 15, 2017

The Tao of Woodcraft

    Among the woodcraft luminaries coming to the Australia Wooden Boat Festival in 2019, the latest to confirm is Jim Tolpin, an acclaimed woodworker, teacher […]
December 15, 2017

The Great Canoe Race

A Japanese company and an Australian company decided to have a canoe race on the Huon River at Franklin, Tasmania. Both teams practiced long and hard […]
November 21, 2017

Iqualuktuuttiaq to Nuuk – a Bloody Long Way

Here’s the second part of AWBF Boat Manager Cathy Hawkins’ epic account of her journey across the NorthWest Passage from west to east.  Part Three will […]
November 21, 2017

Where Have All the Ferries Gone?

Where have all the ferries gone? Preana skipper and Tasmanian polymath Sam Yousofi writes: For the past decade, I have been dreaming of starting a river […]
November 21, 2017

Australian National Maritime Museum Supports Symposium

Chairman Steve Knight and board member Chris Palmer were in Sydney recently for a visit to the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM).  They met with Museum […]
November 21, 2017

Vale Meade Gougeon

Farewell to our respected friend Meade Gougeon, who passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family, on Sunday, August 27, 2017. “I’ve been involved […]
November 21, 2017

‘Early Dutch Explorers’ exhibition travels abroad.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]At the MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival earlier this year, we produced a special exhibition marking 375 years since Abel Tasman and his crew on board […]