Some Very Old Photos

Where Next?
Bob Williams
Sun 3 Oct 2010 15:55

Not much to report, miaintenance as always with Sylph and went into town to do some essential shopping.

I have been saving this for a slow news day.

While I was in Talcahuano I received an email from the grandson, Brett Lawson, of one of the brothers who built and owned Sylph. He sent me some photos of Sylph being launched.


"Sylph in cradle in Pop’s yard in Crown St:

"leaving the yard:





 "on the journey down Crown St crossing William St:






"Down at Woolloomooloo ready to float:






"In the Water:


 "Under spinnaker circa 1970:"

Now this last is my unmistakable Sylph.  I sure would love to get my hands on a spinnaker for her. 

Thank you Brett.  I feel priveleged to be keeping this old girl going and I hope one day I will find someone worthy to take over the reigns.

All is well.


Bob Cat:

OK, so my abode is older than me.  Good thing Brett's gandfather did such a good job building Sylph, little did he realise that she would eventually be carrying such valuable cargo, i.e. ME!  Now where was I, oh yes (no tuna) .... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz