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.
Latest newsletter with progress report
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, 2008
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.
April 2013 - Having returned to Shed 2 at Docklands, the Alma is ready for work to commence on refurbishing the hull.
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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