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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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Negotiating the St Helens Barway

For those seeking to negotiate the St Helens bar, at this time of the year, it is worthwhile repeating an earlier post relating to the barway at the entrance to Georges Bay, St Helens. Many skippers of vessels assume that

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Barway Rescue

On Saturday 2 February 2013 a crew from St Helens Marine Rescue, coordinated by Sergeant Bidgood of the Tasmania Police Marine and Rescue Services, St Helens, rescued three fishermen when their vessel was overwhelmed by a large breaking wave on

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Negotiating the St Helens Barway

Many skippers of vessels assume that it is not possible or safe to cross the St Helens bar into Georges Bay. It is, of course, true that the barway presents a problem with a swell on it, which is no

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Dredging at Pelican Point Complete

Access to Georges Bay has become safer with dredging at Pelican Point now complete, providing better and safer access for larger boats to enter Georges Bay to unload their fish catch or to re-fuel. During the first stage of the

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