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Duyfken Exhibition

 Duyfken Exhibition
From now until 02nd April 2017
At Elizabeth Quay


How do you get a three masted sailing ship under The Narrows Bridge? The tallest mast sits 80 feet above the deck of the ship. The answer? Have a crane remove the masts, motor the ship under the bridge and then moor a barge with a 30 ton crane next to the Duyfken and then lift the masts back in.
The process was carried out in late November and the Duyfken finally moored at what will be its summer home for the next three years at Elizabeth Quay. It was a tight fit getting the Duyfken under The Narrows. Even with the masts removed there was only a one metre clearance between the ship and the bridge.
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