Maritime Times of Tasmania no. 73 Summer 2020

1st Dec 2020

As has become 'traditional' the Summer edition focussed on, er, summer. Hobart usually buzzes with summer festivals that appeal to all tastes and attract visitors from all over Australia and beyond. But this year was different. You can read our annual preview of the Sydney Hobart yacht race, a race that was cancelled after publication. A message from the organisors of the Australian Wooden Boat Ferstival details the alternative events planned for the autumn in place of the similarly cancelled festival. Elsewhere, the story of the trading ketch SMHT concludes with a letter describing a memorable voyage to Port Davey in 1939, we visit Strahan and learn a little about life as a child at Cape Sorell Light Station, you can read reminiscences of visits to Coles Bay and learn a little of one of the projects seeking to ensure the future of the Spotted Hand Fish.