Part of the ship, part of the crew. Everyone needed to work together from crew cleaning shell, cook making damper, engineer engaging gear.
Without divers the luggers never got their shell. Get your crew kits, a full size replica dive helmet and talk to us about options for using your sponsor credits.
Without skippers their would be no pearl shell records. Get your crew kits, a full size replica dive helmet and talk to us about options for using your sponsor credits.
Without shipwrights the luggers never left the shore. Get your crew kit, a piece of the luggers timber framed and sponsor credits for future tours.
Without stern tenders the stern divers don't get air. Get your crew kits, a full size replica dive helmet and talk to us about options for using your sponsor credits.
If you want the most exclusive access to pearling luggers including voyaging, lugger racing, significant events and personal use... this is for you.
Established in 2005, our Finding Family Blong Yumi program reconnects families from the Blackbirding and recruiting era for Queensland sugar plantations, pearling and beche-de-mer vessels and missionaries between 1863 to 1904
We are all connected by saltwater and all belong to the same club. Using the vessels and resources of our oceans including outrigger canoes, voyaging canoes, historic pearling luggers, tall ships and trading vessels.
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