Last update: From the Boathouse on 27 March 2017; More information provided on the St Ayles Skiff project 29 March 2017.
The Rebuild Independence Group (RIG) is charged with building a replica of the 45ft Schooner “Independence”. Built in 1803 by Captain Isaac Pendleton and his crew of the American Brig “Union”, from Stonington, USA, she was the first vessel built in South Australia. (The accepted definition of “vessel” is a craft larger than a normal rowing boat.)
The project will:
The Friends of Schooner Independence are a group of enthusiasts who support the rebuilding of Schooner Independence. Membership is free and there are no requirements, other than your endorsement of our project. Friends receive our newsletter by email and may also enjoy future benefits, such as discounts on Independence merchandise.
We welcome Friends from all around the world. Please sign up below.
If you would like become involved in the running of Rebuild Independence Group, please consider becoming a financial member instead.