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CYAA 22/3/06
"The former naval base at Chowder Bay represents more than just conservation of parklands and heritage, it points the way forward to Sydney's efforts to preserve timber boat traditions and a new generation of boat building."
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Mosman Daily 7/6/05
"It's like Merlin has been in a time capsule - she is original and now she is going to sail on the harbour again."
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SMH 10/7/04
"There is a fantastic local tradition of boat building on Sydney Harbour and we want to ensure it survives."
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Australian Sailing 1/3/05
"Out of all those boats that were built in Sydney, this is the only one that the boat builders know of that has survived with detail of the original rig intact."
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Mosman Daily 3/4/03
"A seven-metre gaff-rigged cutter built in 1905 is up on the slips at Chowder Bay boatshet, being professionally and lovingly restored to her former glory, ready for the 100th birthday celebrations."
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