These photos are from 2005.
I also have some (scanned in) photos for
and better photos from
And detailed photos of the
taking part in 2005 & 2007.
The Wooden Boat Festival is held every two years, in February.
In 2005, there were 450 boats
in all sizes.
One attraction this year were the viking boats. A replica of a 12th century
farm boat discovered near Roskilde
and a 10 metre replica of a Gokstadboat from a burial site.
One And All
, a brigantine from South Australia. Built from various Australian timbers
including jarrah, huon pine, ironbark and celery top
, a restored iron barque, built 1874, abandoned in the 1932, refloated in 1972
and recommisioned in 2001.
A gathering of steam powered boats
One of the steam boats.
More boats. Many of the older ones are constructed from Huon pine. The second
one from the bottom was, unless I've cropped the photo too tight, built from NZ
A cute little sailing boat out on the water.
There's the same little sail boat in the bottom right corner. Behind is the
, a restored ketch built in 1864. Australia's oldest sail trading vessel
still afloat and one of only a handful still afloat in the world. She's built
from blue gum, stringy bark and celery top pine.
There's not just people and watercraft at the festival. A number of boats had
small dogs on board. There are two here.
One of the exhibitors, with pine boats and timber souvenirs for sale.
King Billy pine, in this case.
All the fun of playing with boats, without getting seasick. From the model boat
, a brigantine modelled on a 19th century Boston schooner and built from
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