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We are a community-based, non-profit organisation building a replica of the Schooner Independence, the first ever vessel built in South Australia. Be a part of this exciting project that is re-making maritime history.

Please visit our crowdfunding campaign to purchase one of the following great nautical items:

Hull Planking - A$20 donation (~US$15)
Rebuilding Schooner Independence will require approximately 10,000 linear feet of hull planks. $20 buys 1 foot of hull planking and a digital certificate of appreciation, and your name will also be listed in perpetuity in the Independence Boathouse at American River, Kangaroo Island.
(Details: You get the kudos not the plank! Since this perk is purely recognition, it is tax deductible.)

Sailing Pennant - A$45 (~US$33)
Perfect for any nautical enthusiast, fly the bright orange Rebuild Independence pennant on your boat or dock, or decorate your den, shed or garage. 

(Details: The pennant shown at left is full sized, ~315mm x 570mm, and two-sided. 
Shipping included. Estimated delivery 20 December 2015. Not tax deductible.)

Exclusive Historic Lighthouses of Kangaroo Island Illustrated Map - 100 only at A$125 (~US$92) 
This, first-ever beautifully illustrated map of Kangaroo Island's four historic lighthouses is being commissioned exclusively for Rebuild Independence Group. The first 100 will be individually numbered and signed by award-winning South Australian artist, 
Catherine Noble. The first 100 will be the ONLY signed copies in existence. 
(Details: Produced in an 1800's style, the A3-sized map will feature beautiful drawings of the lighthouses at Cape Borda, Cape St Albans, Cape Willoughby, and Cape du Couedic, as well as other nautical vignettes. The 1851 map shown is indicative of the style of map. Shipping included. Estimated delivery 31 January 2016. Not tax deductible.)
Kangaroo Island Circumnavigation By Yacht - 1 only at A$10,000 (~$US7,300) 
Recreate the historic voyages of Captains Matthew Flinders and Nicolas Baudin, and become one of the select few who have circumnavigated Kangaroo Island by sailing yacht. Experience spectacular sailing, sparkling waters, and gorgeous scenery; this
 Kangaroo Island sailing experience comes with serious bragging rights! Your skipper is veteran KI sailor, Alan Noble, and your vessel is 38-ft sailing catamaran Arriba, shown at Western River Cove
(Details: 4 days duration during the Australian summer; up to 6 people (3 couples); food and non-alcoholic beverages included; port of departure, Wirrina Cove, South Australia; travel to/from Wirrina Cove excluded, BYO alcoholic beverages. Buy an extra day for $2,000. If you are a friend of Alan, please contact him before purchasing this trip.)

Please visit our crowdfunding campaign to purchase these items.