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Georges Bay Sea Wall Extension Underway

The extension to the sea wall at the  entrance to Georges Bay St Helens is finally underway. This is a milestone event after many years of research, planning and engineering. With the completion of the wall  it is hoped this will overcome the shallow

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Crossing the St Helens Bar in a trailer boat

St Helens Bar is one of many located up and down the east coast of Australia. Situated at the mouth of Georges Bay it is the  result of a build up of sand across the entrance.   Sand bars change

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Anmaropa Buoy – Re-established

Mariners are advised the navigation buoy on the sunken vessel Anmaropa  at the St Helens Bar has been re-established. A copy of the email advice from Marine and Safety Tasmania (MaST) is featured below. It is timely to remind sea farers

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Pelican Point Disaster – Break O’Day Capsizes

 The ABC News did a really good job covering the incident, go to: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-06/tasmanian-east-coast-marine-rescue-capability-takes-a-hit/6003348?section=tas Click on the video in the article to see the telecast. This post is to assure mariners the three St Helens Marine Rescue volunteers who were capsized

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Farewell to Canadian visitors

Recently St Helens hosted visitors from Canada. Jan and Jim are sailing around the world from their Canadian departure. Note the Canadian flag flying behind the mast. Their yacht ‘Haulback’ has so far traveled the Pacific ocean and came to

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