Cruising Division Presentation - History of the James Craig
Alan Edenborough will talk about the James Craig, how it was rescued from a Tasmanian grave, patched up, towed to Sydney and after much fundraising, fully restored. An heroic tale not to be missed!
About our speaker Alan Edenborough
• More than 40 years involvement with the Sydney Maritime Museum, home of the Sydney Heritage Fleet, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015.
• Served three terms on the Board of the Museum. Today, project director & specialist consultant focussing on a new home for the Museum.
• Still an active Fleet volunteer.
• Found 1874 barque, James Craig, as a beached hulk in remote southern Tasmania in 1972.
• Mounted and led 16 month salvage effort culminating in 1973 in successful tow of James Craig from Recherche Bay to Hobart.
• Also involved in the restoration of other historic vessels in the Sydney Heritage Fleet.
• Still actively involved in national and international maritime museum professional organisations
Cost: There is no cost to attend the presentation, but please RSVP to assist with the setting up. Why not stay for dinner afterwards and continue the discussion with other cruising enthusiasts.