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HMB Endeavour at the Australian National
Maritime Museum – which is the 109-foot replica
of the famous ship of discovery captained by
Lieutenant James Cook in 1768–71.
James Craig at the Sydney Heritage Fleet –
The iron hulled barque James Craig (launched
in 1874 as Clan Macleod) is rightly famous as
Sydney’s only 19th Century square rigger.
Søren Larsen & Southern Swan run by
Sydney Harbour Tall Ships. The brigantine Søren
Larsen is one the few authentic timber square
riggers still operating in the 21st century that was
built in Denmark in 1922.
Enterprize – Enterprize Ship Trust Victoria.
Melbourne’s tall ship Enterprize is a scale replica
of the 1830 topsail schooner Enterprize, built in
Hobart, which brought the first European settlers
from Tasmania to Victoria in 1835 to found the
city of Melbourne.
Tenacious – Jubilee Sailing Trust Australia.
This mostly UK based vessels visits Australia.
Designed by naval architect Tony Castro and built
in Southampton, Tenacious is a steel barquentine
with unique features including six wheelchair
lifts between the decks, deck ribs and a speaking
compass for the vision impaired, and vibrating
alarm pads under the bunks for the hearing
Windeward Bound – Windeward Bound Trust
Windeward Bound is a 33m tall ship for youth
training on a traditional square rigged vessel. The
“ The Navy requires all warfare officers
with bridge qualifications to practise
traditional navigation using sextant and
compass. This includes doing a full day’s
traditional navigation run every six months
– using a sextant to shoot morning stars,
sun run, meridian passage, afternoon stars
and evening stars,” explains Captain Mike.
Back down below I go into the engine
room to have a chat with Chief Petty Officer
Mark Horton who’s in charge of the twin
Perkins 215HP diesels.
“ They are fairly small engines for the
tonnage and there’s a lot of windage for the
rigging so they work pretty hard,” explains
Mark. These are recently refitted engines.
“But the generators are old so smoke
a bit,” he laughs.
Other equipment he has to maintain
includes the water maker which can output
200 litres per hour – which undoubtedly
aids crew hygiene and welfare.
These shaft driven engines have fixed
propellers and there is no bow thruster,
which sounds like a challenge I ask Captain
“ Yes it’s challenge sometimes – after a
career of driving destroyers, patrol boats
and other vessels it took me about 12
moths to get a handle of manoeuvring
it under both sail and power (during a
previous stint as captain). But we can
use our sea boat to push the bow and
occasionally we can use a tug.”
Up on deck we are edging our way back
into Garden Island, getting tantalising
near my favourite pie shop, Harry’s Cafe
Around me the guest group for the
day, w w w.creativityinc.com .au has smiles
on their faces and some chat animatedly
with the youth crew and navy crew. YE
can host only mostly able bodied crew,
unlike say the tall ship Tenacious which has
extensive disabled facilities but our group
clearly enjoyed seeing a tall ship hoisting
its sails and the simple thrill of just being
at sea. h
The youth crew quarters have the boys
bunks in the forepeak ... the girls get the
relatively calmer midships dormitory.
The small canteen with its tiny galley efficiently produces enough food and drinks to satisfy
the hungry crew.
Australian Tall Ships
Information on Australian and New Zealand tall ships can be found at www.tallships.org.
au and www.tallships.org.nz. These websites list the vessels and schedules. Australian
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