Monday, March 12, 2012

Port Albert "Annie Taylor"

Annie Taylor
Description Wooden ketch of 103/96 tons .Built by E.Higgs formally Devonport Tasmania,2/1920
Lbd 88.0 x 22.5 x 8.0 ft, She was the last vessel of any size to be built at  Port Albert.She traded
out of Hobart an Victorian ports Master owner Edward John Taylor was loading timber ashore in a
gale at Rehab on Tasmanian east coast when she went ashore , wrecked 6th November 1923
Photo of Annie Taylor at Port Albert under construction
Annie Taylor at port 
Wreck site an building site(Port Albert)
Ketch Annie Taylor went ashore on the Tasmanian coast on Thursday evening last  an was declared a total wreck ,The marine surveyor  advised the under-writers that it was in bad way,and the ketch and her cargo are to be sold by auction "as is an where is" on Friday  

E Higgs with his eldest grandson taken at shipyard in
Allso a photo of his timber mill  showing the big wheel on RHS.
taken in 1897.

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