by Hugh Lander
Sydney Heritage Fleet, home to five heritage vessels all over 100 years of age, is putting out the welcome aboard sign to senior citizens during Seniors Week.
Tall Ship James Craig - Sydney Heritage Fleet
The Tall Ship, James Craig is the third icon of Sydney Harbour alongside the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. This magnificently restored ship, built, and launched, in Sunderland, England in 1874, will celebrate her 129th birthday this year. She roamed the world's trade routes from then until she was scuttled and abandoned in Recherché Bay, Tasmania in 1925.
Volunteers from the Sydney Heritage Fleet refloated her in 1972 and towed the ship to Sydney in 1986 for a $30 million restoration. She sailed again in 2001 and is open to the public for guided tours at her berth at Wharf 7, 58 Pirrama Rd. Pyrmont.
To celebrate all Seniors are invited, for a 'gold coin' donation, to come aboard this beautiful ship for an inspection tour during Seniors Week.
Duration: 17-24 March inclusive.
Visiting Times: 0930 – 1630 daily
Venue: James Craig - Tall Ship, Wharf 7, 58 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont
Please note: The ship is, unfortunately, not wheelchair accessible.
Cost: 'Gold Coin' Donation
Sydney Heritage Fleet