Major events in the life of the present day Replica.
The Tasmanian Sail Association Ltd. announced their wish to build a replica of the original vessel.
First cut made in the 50 ton log for the keel by the late Sir James Plimsoll, then Governor.
The new Lady Nelson launched.
Commenced operations entirely by volunteers and made over $13,000 in three months.
Policy of payment introduced and ship sent to mainland to generate income; heavy losses incurred.
Period of escalating debt with vessel spending most of each year out of Tasmanian waters.
Attempt to sell vessel to clear debt of $250,000 thwarted by Friends of the Lady Nelson Group.
Lady Nelson returns to Tasmania and resumes Sail Training and educational cruises as a totally voluntary operation.
Re-enacted the first sighting of the Australian Coast on 3rd December 1800.
Debt of $250,000 repaid by the voluntary efforts of Association Members.
Re-enacted the discovery of Phillip Island & Western Port, Victoria in March 1801.