Replica ship ex­tends stay in Whit­sun­days

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

NO­TO­RI­OUS, a 15th cen­tury replica of a Span­ish or Por­tuguese car­avel, will re­main in the Whit­sun­days this week­end af­ter cap­tur­ing plenty of at­ten­tion in re­cent days.

Cre­ated, re­searched and de­signed by Graeme Wylie, No­to­ri­ous docked at Abell Point Ma­rina on Au­gust 7 and was sched­uled to leave on Sun­day, Au­gust 10.

Due to pop­u­lar de­mand, the car­avel will re­main the cen­tre of at­ten­tion at the ma­rina un­til this Sun­day, Au­gust 17.

“We’ve had won­der­ful feed­back. Peo­ple who vis­ited last week were very happy,” Felicite Wylie said.

“There were kids not want­ing to leave. We don’t like to see chil­dren car­ried off kick­ing and scream­ing, but over­all it has been won­der­ful.” Mrs Wylie said “sev­eral hun­dred” spec­ta­tors had climbed aboard, and ex­pected that num­ber to in­crease sig­nif­i­cantly across the week­end as word of mouth started to spread. No­to­ri­ous is Aus­tralia’s ear­li­est ship re­con­struc­tion and the only car­avel in the south­ern hemi­sphere.

She was launched in Fe­bru­ary 2011 at Port Fairy, Vic­to­ria and since her maiden voy­age in Jan­uary 2012, No­to­ri­ous has sailed more than 5000 nau­ti­cal miles in the South­ern Ocean, Bass Strait, Tas­man and Co­ral Seas.

The mu­seum ship will be open from 10am-4pm on Satur­day and Sun­day.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to fol­low the ship’s ad­ven­tures, visit www.face­­to­ri­ous­the­ship.

REPLICA: No­to­ri­ous, a 15th cen­tury replica ship, will re­main at Abell Point Ma­rina over the week­end af­ter at­tract­ing plenty of at­ten­tion through­out the week.

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