Stories

October 16, 2016

Lighthouse Volunteers Preserve Heritage

Living and working in the Roaring Forties, Tasmania’s nineteenth century light keepers and their families lived for long periods in isolation, showing incredible fortitude and resilience. […]
October 16, 2016

Lackemac Heritage Festival – Wooden Boats

Wondering what to do when all vintage boats, all the the time, is not nearly enough?  Carry on the love affair by visiting our friends at Lake […]
October 3, 2016

And We Are Off – Volunteers Welcome!

Greetings, Everybody   We are very excited to announce that the the Australian Wooden Boat Festival Volunteers Registration has opened at the AWBF website HERE.    Whether you […]
September 23, 2016

Renowned Dutch Archeologist Visits Hobart

The Maritime Museum of Tasmania will be hosting a very special presentation on Tuesday 4th October 2016 as part of its regular Monthly Talks Program. As part […]
September 23, 2016

At the Far Side of the World

At the Far Side of the World …there’s work afoot.  In the Royal Kingdom of the Netherlands, talk of the MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival in […]
September 23, 2016

Sailing to Tasmania

  Thinking of Sailing to Tasmania? About this time of the year before the festival, we start receiving dozens of enquiries from mainland boat owners about […]
September 23, 2016

Maritime Marketplace at AWBF 2017

A record number of marine companies will be displaying in the Maritime Marketplace at AWBF 2017. Princes Wharf Shed will be full to capacity with 85 […]
September 23, 2016

Why I keep my boat at South Haven Marina

Roscoe Barnett is a Kettering boat owner and wooden boat tragic. He is a member of the Australian Wooden Boat Festival Inc and has been the On […]
September 23, 2016

Using Your Windlass the Right Way

Using Your Windlass the Right Way   After 28 years with Tasmania’s Muir Engineering, Craig McNaughton knows a windlass when he sees one. Here, he gives us […]