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Topsail Schooner “Enterprize” sailing past Regatta Point on the Derwent River, Hobart, Tasmania in the closing sail past of the 2013 Australian Wooden Boat Festival.
This image is dedicated to the enthusiasm and the generosity of all the people and organisations who contributed time, money and materials over six years from keel laying to launch of the first square rigged commercial sailing ship built in Melbourne for over 120 years.
Planning of the 27 metre vessel began in 1989. Her keel was laid at the Polly Woodside Maritime Museum in 1991 and she was completed in the old Ports and Harbour’s yard at Williamstown. The 2.5 million dollar vessel was launched on Sat. 30 August 1997 at Hobson’s Bay.
Enterprize is an all timber carvel planked, two masted, topsail schooner. She has been traditionally constructed using Australian grown timbers, including Jarrah, Huon Pine, Kauri, Celery Top Pine and Ironbark – much of it recycled. Her masts are local Californian Redwood. Her sails are hand-sewn flax, her rigging tarred hemp.
She is a replica of the ship that brought the first settlers to Melbourne from Georgetown, Tasmania in 1835.
Taken with Pentax k-r on 11 February 2013 at Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
Lens Tamron AF10-300mm F3.5-5.6