'Bittern' has been turned: come and celebrate

posted Feb 23, 2016, 9:37 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Feb 24, 2016, 1:42 PM ]
Event details:
  • Date and time: March 3rd, 6.30pm;
  • Guest presenter: David Wise from Hydrowood (see below);
  • 3 course meal; 
  • cost of the evening $30 a head:
    • all inclusive,
    • payable in advance,
    • direct deposit to the Franklin Working Waterfront Association (BSB: 633000, A/c No.: 146051727. Ref: “Skiff”), 
    • cash payments please contact Chris Butler on 0488.996480;
  • Places are limited to 50 people. 
Chris Butler writes: 

'Hydrowood director David Wise will be a guest presenter at the Wooden Boat Centre at 6.30pm on Thursday, March 3. He's been invited to explain this innovative and fascinating project and answer questions from lovers of Tasmanian specialty timbers as part of a fund-raising event for the Bitterns St. Ayles skiff build.  Hydrowood has been given the contract to clear dead and submerged timber from Lake Pieman on Tasmania's west coast. Hidden below the water is a veritable treasure trove of both rare and common wood that has remained untouched for over 25 years, part of an ancient forest. After three years of research and logistical planning, including the design and manufacture of highly specialised boats and hauling equipment the company has begun bringing the wood to the surface and the market. The evening will be an irresistible opportunity to learn about this inventive project and its significance to boat builders and other users of specialty timber.  It will also be an opportuniy to help raise the vital funds necessary to finish the Bittern, which is hopefully to be launched at the beginning of April.  After David's presentation there will be a special three-course Mediterranean dinner at the Living Boat Trust using fresh and seasonal produce largely from the Huon Valley region.'   

Invitation flyer attached: http://bit.ly/1p2WvK2