Thank you for your ongoing support for the Alma Doepel Restoration! There is a frenzy of activity down at the shed as the frame replacement activity is at full "steam" literally! Click here to read the latest restoration progress.
October is a great time to visit and see tailor made frames being assembled, steamed, bent, glued and shaped ready to go on Alma. Watch our skilled shipwrights at work and displaying their skills.
We have guided tours every Tuesday from 12pm-2pm.
Just take a stroll down North Wharf Rd and see for your self.
Every Tuesday 12-2pm
Alma Doepel Restoration
"Behind the Scenes" Tours
at other times by appointment
Contact Bill Reid on 0416 153 116
Seniors Week presents another opportunity for a "Behind the Scenes" Tour.
Monday October 8 to Sunday October 14 (excluding Friday October 12)
This is because of the Alma Birthday Party Dinner at the Royal Yacht Club Victoria in Williamstown. Read More
URGENT We need helpers during Seniors Week to conduct these tours. Looking for tour guides or anyone who can be on site each day for a few hours to help out. You can contribute to the 60,000 hours already amassed! Contact Bill Reid on 0416 153 116 now.
Seniors Week at Shed 2 Alma Doepel - Tall Ship Restoration
ALL AGES WELCOME!
Mon 8th to Thu 11th October 2108 Wednesday 10th October is
Alma's 115th Birthday!
Sat 13th and Sun 14th October 2018
Alma turns 115 years old on Wednesday October 10 and to celebrate the Alma Doepel Supporters Club hold an annual Birthday Dinner at the Royal Yacht Club Victoria in Williamstown on Friday 12 October. Every one welcome.
There are some fabulous items being auctioned, more notable items include: Hobsons Bay Flight with Melbourne Seaplanes 2 passengers
The thrill of taking off and landing in the water is an incredible experience.
Departing from Gem Pier in Williamstown taking off then crossing over the bay to Elwood, flying past St Kilda and Port Melbourne to the West Gate Bridge and then down the Yarra River to Williamstown.
Total experience is 20 minutes Round of Golf for 4 at Woodlands Golf Club
Enjoy a round of golf at Woodlands for 4 people.
Guest speaker David Isom is a long time supporter of Alma and has recently completed a four year circumnavigation, principally alone, departing from Metung in 2013 in his steel Adams 40 ‘Eliana’. Read more
There are some great auction items including a Seaplane Flight!
All bookings must be received for catering purposes by 3rd October.
Payment $75 – Payment Options are: Electronic Transfer / Direct Deposit
Name: Alma Doepel Supporters Club
Reference <Name 115th>.
Price includes complimentary drink, two course dinner and tea / coffee.
Please confirm bookings by email to firstname.lastname@example.org OR
phone 0402 415 034.
Watch these Alma Videos
Peter Harris talks about the restoration - 5 mins
You interested in helping with the restoration? There is much work for volunteers too. If you are interested in working on the restoration there are plenty of tasks for anyone to get involved. such as sanding, demolition, painting, doweling, cleaning up plus a myriad of admin type roles.
Contact us if you are interested..
Volunteers are welcome to help out Thu, Fri and Sat 10am-5pm.
The Float Alma In 2018 campaign has reached $371,074 towards the $800,000 needed to get the hull back in the water.
How you can help. The Alma Doepel Restoration project still needs to raise $1.2 million dollars to complete the job.
So many people have already donated so much to this project enabling it to come a long way. The project has also received much in-kind support through donation of services, materials, tools and labour. The project has come this far because of this support.
There is still more to do, and it is worth it!
Funds are still needed needed to complete the re-planking of Alma's hull so she can go back in the water.
Donations can be made direct to: Alma Doepel Supporters Club Bank Account
and send the deposit confirmation to me with your contact details and you will be sent the CD. email@example.com
Volunteer hours passed 60,000 hours For those interested here is the breakdown since 1st February 2009
A Strategic Partnership between Alma Doepel and AWA Alliance Bank has been established.
Through this partnership you can support Alma Doepel’s restoration by considering AWA Alliance Bank for your banking needs..
For more details click here