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Alma another step closer

26 Feb 2020

The Alma Doepel restoration project marked another important milestone last month after $18,000 was raised to help fund the completion of the historic tall ship’s hull.

With the recent bushfires estimated to have destroyed around 70 per cent of the spotted gum forest area, home to the timber planking required for the ship’s hull, the restoration team had identified a suitable batch which needed to be secured quickly.

Thanks to the help of the local community, the team was able to do just that meaning that the youth training vessel is one giant step closer to returning to water before final works can commence.

The Alma Doepel will also host a “Leap Day Cruise” on February 29 on the Victoria Star to raise funds for the restoration. The cruise will set off from Victoria Harbour and run from 11am until 3pm.

For more information, to donate or cruise tickets:

almadoepel.com.au

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