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The latest, at the shed and on the water

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  • 'The Light Between the Oceans' at the Palais, 3rd March Team Movies writes:  'This month’s classic film, the 2016 ‘The Light Between Oceans’ is a special request from a local Franklin identity. It contains boats, crashing big ocean waves ...
    Posted by Posts Editor
  • Ship's cook opportunity Kate Hoorweg writes:  'in all the excitement of the TN19 (un-Tawe Nunnugah...) Kate the Cook has over committed and is desperately searching for a short notice fill in for ...
    Posted by Posts Editor
  • Classical Guitar Concert - Palais Theatre, Friday 1 March Barbara Dawson writes:  'Prior to opening the 2019 Melbourne Guitar Festival, the up-and-coming young classical guitar duo, Andrew Blanch and Ariel Nurhadi will be playing at the Palais ...
    Posted Feb 17, 2019, 2:19 PM by Posts Editor
  • LBT Committee meeting this week The draft minutes for the last meeting can be read at https://tinyurl.com/y3jdnw7x and the agenda for the next meeting is being drawn up at https://tinyurl.com ...
    Posted Feb 17, 2019, 2:20 PM by Posts Editor
  • LBT Monday dinner tonight Back to something like normal.  First Monday dinner post the fire and post the 'unTawe Nunnugah' is this evening.  See you there.  Let's celebrate!
    Posted Feb 17, 2019, 2:02 PM by Posts Editor
  • Franklin History Group Feb 20th Harry Rettino writes:'Celebrating our tenth anniversary year of service to the Franklin community, gratefully relieved that Bushfires 2019 have for the most part spared our town, and rejoicing that ...
    Posted Feb 16, 2019, 2:31 PM by Posts Editor
  • Heading Home What a tumultuous and busy few weeks - first the fire, then the unTawe Nunnugah and the unRegatta.  Both of the last were remarkably successful, especially given the circumstances.  That success ...
    Posted Feb 16, 2019, 2:06 PM by Posts Editor
  • Thursday night Welcome Dinner at Charlotte's Cove The Homecoming Fleet didn't like the look of the weather today (on the nose and blowing hard) so are taking a lay day at Charlotte's.  If you want ...
    Posted Feb 13, 2019, 2:28 PM by Posts Editor
  • The unRegatta - Friday 15th February Franklin There is a fine collection of St Ayles Skiffs at Franklin and a fine collection of rowers assembling keen to use them.  Who knows whether the Homecoming Fleet will be ...
    Posted Feb 16, 2019, 2:32 PM by Posts Editor
  • Homecoming Regatta cancelled The bushfires had put a big dent in our organisation, and the final nail in the coffin was that the 'return raid' from Hobart will, in all likelihood, be prevented ...
    Posted Feb 13, 2019, 2:11 PM by Posts Editor
  • Fun and games at the LBT Snug branch For some pictures of what has been going on see https://tinyurl.com/y8bwr595
    Posted Feb 2, 2019, 5:08 PM by Posts Editor
  • LBT Monday night dinner provisionally moved to Snug The fires behind Franklin are not over yet, but the main area of danger now appears to have moved away - see map (Sunday morning, 3rd Feb) below, and the wind ...
    Posted Feb 2, 2019, 5:01 PM by Posts Editor
  • tn19 up-date 29/01 - Self-organised Raid at Snug Martin Riddle has just posted the following on the tn19 News site:Franklin is still on an Emergency Alert, the fire to the west of us is defined by Tas ...
    Posted Jan 29, 2019, 2:53 AM by Posts Editor
  • tn19 called off Martin Riddle writes:  'The tn19 contingency planning group met at 10am this morning and agreed the following:   Yesterday the bushfire warning for Franklin was elevated from ‘Advice’ to ‘Watch and ...
    Posted Jan 27, 2019, 3:57 PM by Posts Editor
  • Fire around Franklin A few days ago the fire that had been simmering away in the forests to the west of Franklin suddenly expanded under the influence of first northwest then southwest winds ...
    Posted Jan 26, 2019, 3:01 PM by Posts Editor
  • Gretchen is on the water! Pip Stevenson has provided a picture of the moment.  After a ten year, stop start project involving many people Gretchen is ready to sail again.  Congratulations to all, but particularly ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2019, 1:15 PM by Posts Editor
  • Australia Day celebrations postponed Lisa Plohl from Huon Valley Council writes: 'Council staff have held a meeting this morning and due to forecast weather conditions the Australia day event, Breakfast by the River at ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2019, 12:31 PM by Posts Editor
  • Dennis has been at it again If you need a new grate made for your Montagu Whaler Dennis Muscovich is your man.  Pic from Endra O'May
    Posted Jan 21, 2019, 9:57 PM by Posts Editor
  • Lots still to do at LBT Its been a busy weekend at the LBT shed getting the fleet ready for the Raid but there's still lots to do. If you want to help, drop by ...
    Posted Jan 20, 2019, 3:37 AM by Martin Riddle
  • Pussy Cat and Owl arrive at LBT The Geneva Christian College in Latrobe has very kindly let the LBT borrow two modified Hartley TS16s for use in the tn19 Raid. Pussy Cat and Owl were previously owned ...
    Posted Jan 17, 2019, 3:39 AM by Posts Editor
  • Americana dinner It was just as well that Gretchen was out of the shed on Monday, when more than 70 people packed in to see if our American friends could cook a ...
    Posted Jan 15, 2019, 2:29 PM by Posts Editor
  • Gretchen relaunch Gretchen is going back in the water at the MAST boat ramp just south of the Franklin Bowls Club at 11am on Tuesday 22 January. Come along and help celebrate ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2019, 10:15 PM by Martin Riddle
  • 'Where song began' at the Palais, January 26th 'Violinist Simone Slattery and cellist Anthony Albrecht subtly combine a range of classical music from Bach to Vaughan Williams, with recordings of Australian birdsong while simultaneously showing illustrations, photographs and ...
    Posted Jan 13, 2019, 2:07 PM by Posts Editor
  • Look who is coming to dinner If you are hoping you are one of the precious few who made it onto the list for the Americana dinner tonight (the 14th) check below (https://tinyurl.com/ybr9dcvq
    Posted Jan 13, 2019, 1:02 PM by Posts Editor
  • Kaci Cronkhite at the Palais Monday 14th This event has proved to be so popular that we have had to move the presentation ('Finding Pax') from the Wooden Boat Centre to the Palais so that we can ...
    Posted Jan 10, 2019, 9:24 PM by Posts Editor
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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