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August Monthly Talk – TALL SHIP ALMA DOEPEL


Jasper Coghlan will talk about the history and restoration of the Tall Ship Alma Doepel.

The ship ran youth sail training programs in the 1990s when Jasper’s son gained life-long benefits from participating in a 9-day youth development voyage. There are now plans to resume these. The ship, based at Docklands, was built in New South Wales in 1903 and operated as a coastal trader and in other roles until abandoned.  In the 1980s the ship was fully restored but was retired in the late 1990s due to the deterioration of the hull. Jasper is a volunteer on the Fundraising Committee of Sail & Adventure Ltd, a Registered Charity that owns and operates the ship.

Jasper’s family has lived and holidayed in Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale since the 1890s. He was Secretary of the Point Lonsdale Civil Association for several years to 2015.


Please join us at the Point Lonsdale Hall for this interesting Museum Talk.

Where: Point Lonsdale Community Hall, Bowen Road, Point Lonsdale
Date: Friday 25 August
Time: Talk at 11am (join us for tea and coffee at 10.30am)
Cost: Tickets are $5 for Museum Members and $10 for non-members.
Bookings: Pay cash or card on day or via:

Maybe you will consider becoming a member on arrival if you are not already one and then you will be entitled to a ticket for half price!

Everyone is most welcome and off-street parking is available in the paddock adjoining the hall.

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