About


Sunset outside the Independence Boat House, American River
Rebuild Independence Group (RIG) is a community-based, non-profit organisation with the mission of rebuilding the Schooner Independence, the first vessel built in South Australia. Be a part of this exciting project that is re-making maritime history by becoming a Friend of Schooner Independence.

Our group's history
In May 2012, some members of the American River Progress Association got together and decided to rebuild Schooner Independence, as a lasting legacy to the pioneering spirit of those early sailors that put the "American" in American River. We incorporated as an official non-profit organisation the following May, and in April 2015 we were granted Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status with the Australian Tax Office. In October 2015 we completed the construction of the Independence Boathouse, the distinctive round-roofed building on the American River wharf and the adjoining Deck Cafe.

Contacting us
For membership and other enquiries, contact secretary@rebuildindependence.org.
For technical issues with this web site, contact webmaster@rebuildindependence.org.
You can also find us on FacebookGoogle+ and Twitter.
New members are welcome.

American River, Kangaroo Island, South Australia