WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL ALMA DOEPEL WEBSITE
The Alma Doepel is a three masted topsail schooner,
Australian built and operated, with more than a hundred years of
history behind her, and with more history yet to be written.
The aim of this website is to make
information available to the public about Alma herself, her history,
the selfless people who have and continue to keep her alive and
sailing and the plans for her future.
Restoration Wish List
We have urgent need of the following items to progress the restoration:
1. A mains powered electric drill - heavy duty with 12mm chuck and with
forward/reverse and variable speed
2. A donation (could be a group) for $5,000 for purchase of Douglas fir
("Oregon") timber and glue for construction by our volunteers of the new fore topmast. The main topmast has been completed and the mizzen topmast is
nearly ready for painting an varnishing. It's now time to order the timber for the third and final topmast. Work can be viewed in the shed on the usual volunteer days.
Wish list donors please contact the Restoration Director, Peter Harris, 0427 829 134.
Donors will be acknowledged on the website or, if preferred, can remain anonymous.
Donations of money can be made via the National Trust Appeal Account using the plank form and will be tax-deductible.
MONTHLY ALMA BBQ
5pm 3rd Saturday of every month
Click here for details
The next BBQ will be at 5pm, Saturday 15th March 2014 at Shed 2, Docklands
NEWSLETTER - December 2013
We have reached another milestone in the restoration of our 1903 topsail schooner Alma Doepel. The ship has now been lifted from the water on a floating barge designed by our restoration team.
We need your help to raise the funds to set our experienced shipwright team to work on the hull.
We invite you to ‘buy a plank for Alma’ - you will become part of Alma Doepel’s history. Your name will be recorded for posterity on Alma’s Honour Board and the location of your plank on the ship’s hull. A real talking point and something for the family memoirs.
Click here for details and donation form.
|COME AND SEE US – LOCATION DETAILS
Alma Doepel Restoration Site
Shed 2, North Wharf Road, Victoria Harbour, Docklands, 3008
Open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10am – 5pm
Visitors and volunteers welcome. Also monthly get-togethers.
For more information and a map -[Click here]
WHY IS THIS PROJECT SO IMPORTANT?
The ship is being restored to once again deliver sail training as part of Alma's youth development programs which have proven to realise the true potential of young people from all walks of life.
Sail training has also provided entry into a permanent career for many trainees.
December 2013 -
Replacement of the frames on the topsides & mid-ships areas is well advanced. Frame sections are being fastened with bolts and dumps prior to planking.
The new main topmast has been completed. John Williamson's team has started work on fabricating the mizzen topmast.
The restoration timeline was announced at the Birthday Dinner. Subject to funding, the ship is planned to be back in the water by the end of 2014 for the ship to be re-commissioned on Australia Day 2016.
Alma Doepel Supporters Club Monthly Sausage Sizzle
A monthly get-together for members, supporters and anyone who is interested in the ship.
Third Saturday of every month, 5pm-7pm Refer to CALENDAR for specific dates.
For more information, [Down load flyer Click here]
Alma Doepel has been added to the Australia Register of Heritage Vessels:
Alma Doepel's nomination was recently approved by the Council of ARHV, a national register under the auspices of the Australian National Maritime Museum.
The entry for Alma is on the ARHV web-site http://www.anmm.gov.au/arhv either by searching for "Alma" or using the alphabetical "Vessel list".
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