First pile for the Cartella

posted Jun 3, 2014, 12:20 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jun 3, 2014, 11:01 PM ]
Sounds like the start of an ugly medical condition, so why is Ross James looking so pleased?  It's because that  treated hardwood post driven into the bed of the river behind him is the first of half a dozen needed to berth Cartella when she arrives in Franklin on June 26th, all being well.  At 40 metres long she is going to be an impressive sight.  Take care on the road: there will be cars veering all over the highway when the gawkers catch their first glimpse of her.  For more news about the Cartella have a look at

Photo from Steamship Cartella gallery