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‘JANGAARD DOCK’ – proposed new home

JANGAARD DOCK – MFV Tacoma’s proposed new home 20th May 2016 The Tacoma Preservation Society (TPS) has made a development application to the Port Lincoln Council to install a new pontoon structure, adjacent to the Lincoln Cove Marina Fisherman’s Memorial. If successful, the pontoon will be the new home for the historic MFV Tacoma, the …

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MFV Tacoma applies for new home

MFV Tacoma applies for new home 11th April 2016 The Tacoma Preservation Society (TPS) has made a development application to the Port Lincoln Council to install a new pontoon structure adjacent to the Lincoln Cove Marina Fisherman’s Memorial. The application, if approved, will open up the possibility for the TPS gaining a lease of the …

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“Young Men and the Sea”

Young Men and the Sea Great Ocean Quarterly, 2014 Stroll the boardwalk of any fishing hamlet and it’s hard not to reflect on past times: boats arriving with salty fishermen, rusty hooks and fish scales drying in the sun. Canvas drumming in the wind, bending to the heavy air of southern chill; wet, cold salt …

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Tacoma returns to Port Fairy

TACOMA returns to Port Fairy – almost! 27th April 2011 The historically significant 84 ft wooden tuna clipper MFV Tacoma recently attempted to return to Port Fairy, sixty years after it was launched but poor weather and rising seas made the task too difficult. The Tacoma was built by brothers Bill, Alan and Hughie Haldane …

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Sixty Years Later

Sixty Years Later Moyne Gazette, April 2011 The 84 foot motor fishing vessel, Tacoma, is expected to arrive at Port Fairy on Friday or Saturday, February 18/19. This will be the first visit to the port by the vessel since it was launched in the Moyne on November 5, 1951. The Tacoma will be en …

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