‘Don’t give up the ship’ With Bruce Stannard

Presentation: ‘Don’t give up the ship – The life, death and resurrection of the Cutter Claralan’ with Bruce Stannard


WRECKED: Claralan ran aground at Thistle Island on Sunday. Photograph: Ron Campbell.

First published in www.portlincolntimes.com.au: 

‘THE Haldane family has suffered a loss with the wreckage of Andrew Haldane’s yacht Claralan.

The 44-foot timber yacht, built by retired prawn and tuna fisher Andrew Haldane and named after his parents Clara and Alan, ran aground and was wrecked at Thistle Island on Sunday.

A salvage team including family members and divers used the Haldane family’s prawn trawler the Atlas and two other vessels to retrieve what was left of the yacht.Mr Haldane’s cousin Ross Haldane, who was part of the salvage mission, said the scene was best described as a ‘wreck site’, as the boat had lost its keel and engine and was missing half the starboard side.

“She cannot be restored,” Ross Haldane said.’

Find out what happened next with author Bruce Stannard.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday 24 August
(new date, was scheduled in July)
Time: 6:20pm
Venue: Carabella Room, do stay for dinner in the Careening Cove.
There is no cost for this talk but please make an advance reservation if you would like to dine afterwards.

This event is open to Members and their guests only.
Members, please register via the form below.

Cruising Div 24 August

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