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April 2016
Open Day 1 May

Open Day 1 May

Each year the Alma Doepel conducts an open day during the National Trust’s Heritage Festival at Shed 2, North Wharf Road, Docklands from 10am to 4pm. North Wharf Road is the continuation of Collins Street extension. This is a great

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Alma Doepel Art Exhibition 29 April

Alma Doepel Art Exhibition 29 April

The annual exhibition of Alma Doepel’s paintings and photographs will be on display and available for purchase. It will be  upstairs in Docklands Ocean Education Centre, Shed 2 North Wharf Road, Docklands. A percentage of sales will be donated to the Alma Doepel Restoration

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Fundraiser Cruise onboard ‘Alexander Stewart’

Sail onboard ‘Alexander Stewart’ Saturday 23rd April 2016 All Aboard the Alexander Stewart! Enjoy a three hour cruise around Port Phillip bay. Experience what it was like on a Tall Ship and learn about the Melbourne’s Maritime History and the

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November 2015
Love wine? and want to raise money for us too?

Love wine? and want to raise money for us too?

Another great way to help raise money for the Alma Doepel. The Supporters Club has arranged for some very palatable Alma Doepel labeled wines and port. There is something for every taste here. Find out more, see: buy wine and raise money

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September 2015
Voyage of a Lifetime Lunch Success

Voyage of a Lifetime Lunch Success

Our inaugural Voyage of a Lifetime Luncheon at the Medallion Club, Etihad Stadium on 28 August 2015 was a great success, a sell out with approximately 160 people in attendance. Attendees included our founding sponsors, Lend Lease, City of Melbourne

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Restoration Wish List

Many thanks to the generous support of Michael Morris, who has donated the circular saw. The saw is now in the workshop and ready for use.
Many thanks to the generous support of Michael Morris, who has donated the circular saw. The saw is now in the workshop and ready for use.

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Project Gallery

Teamwork on the deck

Teamwork on the deck

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Team building

Team building

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Climbing the rigging

Climbing the rigging

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Climbing the rigging

Climbing the rigging

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About the Alma Doepel

Alma Doepel was built in 1903 in Bellingen, NSW, by Frederik Doepel, and named after his youngest daughter Alma. She sailed mainly around the coast of Australia, carrying goods such as timber, wheat and jam. She was also used in World War II as a supply vessel in Papua New Guinea, before returning to commercial service around Tasmania in 1946. From 1961 to 1975 she was stripped of her rigging and used to carry limestone, before being sold, for the scrap value of her engines, to the Melbourne company Sail & Adventure in 1976. Alma Doepel on custom-made barge undergoing hull work as part of complete restoration.
From 1976 to 1987, Alma Doepel was comprehensively restored and returned to full sail in magnificent style to lead the Parade of Sail in Sydney Harbour in January 1988. She was then used as a sail training ship, based in Melbourne, until 1999 when the need for work on the hull and lack of funds put a stop to this activity.
In April 2001, Alma Doepel was taken to Port Macquarie where she was berthed at Lady Nelson Wharf and open to the public as a static exhibit. In January 2009 the Alma Doepel returned to Melbourne. She is berthed at No 2 Victoria Dock (Melbourne) undergoing an extensive refit to return her to survey so she can recommense sail training.