ALICE MAY 1927) at Ku-ring-gai Motor Yacht Club, Cottage Point, New South Wales, Australia by Victoria Kitanov ©2017.
ALICE MAY is a timber motor launch designed & built in 1927 by Sidney Wilson of the Wilson Brothers family of boat builders from Port Cygnet, Tasmania, Australia. Wilson, a ship's carpenter, built the 7.7 metre launch in his backyard.
Named after Miss Alice May Marsh, a friend of Sidney's wife, Frances, ALICE MAY was used for weekend recreation & referred to as a 'Sunday boat'.
ALICE MAY was built from a variety of Tasmanian timbers, planked & framed in Huon Pine with Blue Gum stringers & Celery Top Pine floors. The deck combines Huon & Baltic Pines, the cabin sides are Huon & King Billy Pines.
The Kauri Pine ship's wheel was made by Viv Innes from the Tasmanian trading ketch, HUON CHIEF which was burnt at Constitution Dock, Hobart in 1938.
Source: Australian Register of Historic Vessels / Developed by the Australian National Maritime Museum in association with...