Today’s story features another woody spotted by Andrew Hewitt during his recent trip to Tasmania , Australia – the launch Nancy is one of the lucky ones as she is in the ‘Living Boat Trust’ collection. The trust is based in Franklin on the Huon River, south west of Hobart.
Nancy was built in 1917 by well known Hobart builder – AA ’Tucker’ Abel. Was used as a ferry on both the Derwent and Huon Rivers, until at least the 1950’s. Sent time also as a flying boat tender on the Derwent River.
Andrew commented that Nancy’s continued existence is much thanks to the generosity of the donors Martin and Judy Krynen, who took her to Noosa in Queensland, restored her and then decided she really belonged in Tasmania and donated her to the Living Boat Trust, including paying for road freight to return her to Franklin. (Judy is an ex-pat South Islander and both lived in NZ for many years)
Nancy is available for hire to LBT members, and based at the marina in Franklin. More info at http://lbt.rfoster.org/about-us/boats/nancy
Andrew also wishes to acknowledge his contact (and LBT member) Martin Riddle
Is that a St Ayles skiff alongside?