Alma Doepel Open Day
The Alma Doepel, a three-masted topsail schooner, was built in Belligen in Northern NSW in 1903. She had an active commercial working life before restoration as a sail training vessel in the 1990s. She is currently undergoing a full restoration so that she can resume sail training duties.
There will be tours of the workshed with volunteer guides to point out work in progress, techniques employed by the shipwrights and tasks yet to be done. Alma can be viewed from the wharf with volunteers again able to discuss progress and next priorities.
An exhibition of maritime paintings (for sale) and “Victoria Remembers” AK82 Exhibition (funded by the Victorian Government) will be staffed by informed volunteers.
A Sausage Sizzle with soft drinks will be sighted outside the Visitors Centre which has a photographic history of Alma and souvenir clothing and items for sale.
Register as a volunteer to be an active participant in an important project for Victoria and her youth. All skills welcomed.