Dear volunteers and members,
This Saturday (18th) is our scheduled workday,
Our pickups are at the usual places – either at Greenwich Sailing Club boat ramp at the end of Manns Place Greenwich or from the stone wharf at the bottom of the pathway leading from the end of Horace St at Waverton. For public transport users the Waverton one is better – it’s a few minutes’ walk from Waverton Station. Call us if you need help finding either of these locations. Please note that we cannot pick up from (or drop off at) public ferry wharves. To make it easier on our boatmen, we would appreciate you arriving as close as possible to 8am (obviously we are flexible though!).
Some of the work planned this week involves the beginning of the rebuilding of the forward wheelhouse - so if you have any chippie skills we'd love to see you!
Saturday will be 27 with the slight chance of a shower - so great weather on the harbour for the weekend.
Please bring your lunch, we don’t cater! – we do provide tea, coffee and biscuits for morning and afternoon tea breaks. You are also more than welcome to stay for an evening meal but you’ll need to let us know in advance or on the day so we can cater for this. If you’d like to stay overnight this can also be managed and breakfast on Sunday will be provided (let us know though).
With the new year we are aiming to encourage more volunteers to come down and lend a hand, so if you have a few hours to spare we’d love to see you aboard – feel free to bring along a family member or friend as well. You don’t need any specific skills – many of our volunteers have learnt as they go along – just an enthusiasm to see Baragoola restored to her former self (and a willingness to get a little dirty doesn’t go astray either!)
Contact 0405 945 465 on the day for pickup.
We are running a "Facebook Gold Coin" drive at the moment - if you are on Facebook could you kindly put the following message on your status:
How much would you contribute to help save an iconic and rare reminder of Sydney's maritime history? Today Baragoola, last of the locally built Manly ferries and the last large ship still remaining that was built at Balmain turns 90. We are asking everyone to chip in $1 to the effort (about a third of the cost of your morning coffee), then share this message to your Facebook page so your friends can do the same. You can donate your $1 on our website (PayPal or Bank Deposit) at www.baragoola.com.au
and if you donate $2 or more it is tax deductible too. Let's see if the community can truly get behind this important cause. Just $1 and a share - that's all!
0405 945 465