Monday, 9 June 2014
SECRET Scout Canoes
Over the summer months a group of our fellow boating enthusiasts at Inala / Miroma have unearthed a secret cache of boats. The work experience team from Inala / Miroma led by PHBC member Michael Bolton-Hall have been discovering the remains of two canoes believed to have been built in the 1960's. The colourful canoes found under the buildings of a community hall in Bellevue Hill overlooking Double Bay on Sydney Harbour are in remarkably good condition. Some deductions and an inquiring letter to Afloat magazine revealed the Scout Canoes builders are still around and the two teams will get together and tell their stories before displaying the canoes at the Wooden Boat Festival during August in Sydney. Inala / Miroma also choose the do recreational boating activities with PHBC and the crew are becoming able seaman and able seawoman.