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The latest, at the shed and on the water

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  • AWBF coming to Monday 19th Dinner It doesn't seem long ago that we were looking at the highlights for the 2017 Australian Wooden Boat Festival, and already planning is underway for 2019.  Paul Cullen and ...
    Posted Feb 14, 2018, 7:00 PM by Posts Editor
  • More on Maria Island expedition Jane Johnson writes:  MARIA ISLAND MEETING LBT Feb 12.  Route – At present, the preferable route is to leave from Spring Beach and head towards Darlington, point to point is 8km ...
    Posted Feb 13, 2018, 4:39 PM by Posts Editor
  • Trailer maintenance workshop 25th Feb Mike Dredge has very kindly offered to run a boat trailer management course on Sunday February 25th.  This will include some pointers on what to think about and do when ...
    Posted Feb 13, 2018, 4:32 PM by Posts Editor
  • Friday twilight rowing update Barb Dawson writes:'Numbers are continuing to grow for Friday’s mixed Twilight rowing. Grebes are proving ideal for this sort of racing.  Plenty more room in the boats, or ...
    Posted Feb 11, 2018, 2:52 AM by Posts Editor
  • LBT Committee meeting, Wednesday 14th Feb The agenda is being compiled at https://goo.gl/FMmeQ1.  Email any extra items you want discussed to sec@lbt.org.au .  Draft minutes for last month's meeting (which ...
    Posted Feb 11, 2018, 2:48 AM by Posts Editor
  • Working Boats This publication from AMSA has some interesting reading: download it from https://goo.gl/W1Phou.   We met some of the 'Mayflower' mob when they were setting up an exhibition at ...
    Posted Feb 8, 2018, 4:04 PM by Posts Editor
  • Ouch! That mud has teeth Brian Marriott writes:'Bugger.  Slipped into the mud on the riverside at Franklin and the left foot caught something on the way down.  A loud crack and the crazy angle ...
    Posted Feb 7, 2018, 5:20 PM by Posts Editor
  • Sod turning day for the Franklin Historical Walk: Feb 14 Bec Enders (from the Progress Association) writes:'Council will be ready soon to construct the aggregated concrete path on the foreshore in Franklin. The Franklin Progress Association has been working ...
    Posted Feb 7, 2018, 4:45 PM by Posts Editor
  • Staff development day at the LBT On Tuesday the staff from Huonville Primary came 'on the water' with us to the Cradoc landing,  most rowing in the Grebes and some doing it more luxuriously in Nancy ...
    Posted Feb 9, 2018, 2:05 PM by Posts Editor
  • Twilight Racing Barb Dawson writes:  'Our newest LBT event got off to a brilliant start on Friday evening. Five boat loads of eager rowers lined up at the start line for the ...
    Posted Feb 4, 2018, 4:48 AM by Posts Editor
  • Nancy in 1960 Ian Giles took this snap of Nancy when he was visiting has uncle, 'Skipper' Giles, who owned the boat at the time.  Ian came aboard and showed us where he ...
    Posted Feb 4, 2018, 3:04 AM by Posts Editor
  • The Wake of the May Queen 'A story of hard yakka, hauling timber, apples and just about anything, through some of Tasmania's most remote waters. The May Queen is a true survivor, at 150 she ...
    Posted Feb 1, 2018, 9:28 PM by Posts Editor
  • Rowing Regatta Franklin, 3-4 Feb Marine and Safety Tasmania have posted the following notice.  'A Rowing Regatta will be held on the Huon River at Franklin on Saturday, 3 and  Sunday, 4 February 2018. Mariners ...
    Posted Feb 1, 2018, 8:11 PM by Posts Editor
  • Proposed Maria Island excursion Jane Johnson recently organised a meeting of those interested, and here are the notes.Maria Island Mar 2-5 Update Jan 29 1. There have been 15 people who have ...
    Posted Jan 30, 2018, 1:50 PM by Posts Editor
  • Nancy's older (uglier) sister The National Maritime Museum in Sydney may want to take issue with the second adjective above, but we reckon we have the Cinderella of the siblings (http://mv-nancy-tours ...
    Posted Jan 30, 2018, 1:39 PM by Posts Editor
  • BOOK NOW - AMMC Workshop - 22-23 February - Sydney From John Wadsley.  Sydney Heritage Fleet and the Australian National Maritime Museum Workshop Features:  • Sessions aboard Tall Ship JAMES CRAIG alongside at Wharf 7, ANMM.  • and at SHF’s Rozelle ...
    Posted Jan 30, 2018, 1:18 PM by Posts Editor
  • The mystery of the tides For years the LBT homepage has had a link (top right) to Willy Weather, which presents tide predictions in an easy to read graphical format - see the following pic. It ...
    Posted Jan 30, 2018, 12:55 PM by Posts Editor
  • MAY QUEEN and the SIXAREEN The full title of the first of the monthly talks organised by the Maritime Museum for 2018 is “MAY QUEEN and the SIXAREEN - ARCHAEOLOGY of JOURNEYING”.  It will be given ...
    Posted Jan 29, 2018, 6:15 PM by Posts Editor
  • Leshelen Three years ago Leshelen arrived at the Wooden Boat Centre in very poor condition (see https://goo.gl/h9bcKC).  After an extensive rebuild and restoration she was ready to go ...
    Posted Jan 30, 2018, 1:01 PM by Posts Editor
  • Twilight Rowing – starting Friday 2 February From Barb Dawson: Several regular rowers have agreed that it would be a great idea to start weekly twilight rowing races - from Friday 2 February (until daylight saving ends).  The ...
    Posted Jan 28, 2018, 4:03 AM by Posts Editor
  • LBT at Australia Day The Australia Day organisers were hoping for some  on the water action from the LBT and Yukon for the happy throng at the Franklin Oval on January 26th, and we ...
    Posted Jan 28, 2018, 11:26 AM by Posts Editor
  • Classic Movie Bagdad Cafe, Palais, Feb 4th Team Movies writes:'This month’s February classic movie is the 1987 quirky, magical film ‘Bagdad Cafe’.... Synopsis: After breaking down in the middle of the California desert, a German ...
    Posted Jan 27, 2018, 6:56 PM by Posts Editor
  • State Elections: public meeting 13th February Pat Singe (Huon Valley Residents and Ratepayers Association) writes:   'As you probably know the state election has now been announced for the 3rd March and HVRRA is holding a special ...
    Posted Jan 27, 2018, 6:19 PM by Posts Editor
  • Tuesday Group Report (January 23rd) Pictures and story from Graham Wright.  Gretchen: The interior painting  finished and most of the outside has two coats of undercoat.  The hatches and some of the cabin items are ...
    Posted Jan 25, 2018, 5:11 AM by Posts Editor
  • Final Reminder: Australia Day this coming Friday 26th The LBT is running activities on the water and in the marquee down at the Franklin Oval through the morning and into the early afternoon.   Join the happy crew by ...
    Posted Jan 21, 2018, 12:31 PM by Posts Editor
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Weathercam
Meteye Franklin Forecast
WillyWeather tide, wind and weather (Castle Forbes Bay)
 South Franklin weather station

New foreshore plan




Highlights from the launch of 'Billie', June 2015 (photos from Annette Cauchi)

YouTube Video



Highlights from the St Ayles Skiff Regatta 2015


Highlights from Tawe Nunnugah 2015



How to row a dinghy



Nancy arrives at the Living Boat Trust





Building 'Tuesday'



Some history: trailer for the Tawe Nunnugah 2007 movie