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Festival of Maritime Trades


Sat 31 Aug 2013, 11:00am–5:00pm

Where: South Australian Maritime Museum, 126 Lipson Street, Port Adelaide, South Australia

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $10.00
  • Family (up to 5 kids): $25.00
  • Children (between 5 + 15yrs): $5.00
  • Concession: $8.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Let us show you the ropes at the SA Maritime Museum where we will re-introduce you to a raft of crafts you thought long since buried at sea.

As part of the Tall Ships Festival, the South Australian Maritime Museum will hold its own Festival of Maritime Trades, with demonstrations of the following fascinating skills:

Andrew McFarlane is a fifth generation shipwright. His family ran a boatyard in Jenkins Street, Port Adelaide for most of the 20th century. Andrew will demonstrate traditional caulking.

Bill Porter built South Australia’s brigantine One & All and the SA Maritime Museum’s own housebound ketch Active II. Bill will shape a tiller for his own yacht.

Don Lucas comes from a long line of sail makers dating back to 1870. When other sail makers adopted modern materials, Don held true to his belief in traditional techniques and materials. He has earned an international reputation for his craft.

Steve Sinclair is a cooper with over 37 years of experience. His passion has taken him all over the world studying the history and intricacy of the craft.

Karl Jensen is a master rope worker who extends the skills of a seafarer to an art form, and will craft pieces from hemp rope.

Bill Weste and Jack Reyen have decades of experience crafting scale models. Part of the traditional process of ship building, models provide 3D views of the vessels under construction. They will display some models and works in progress.