PORT of CALL Robert W Carter OAM Talks about Ships of Old . . .

His genes were well soaked in salt water as his father was a shipwright and naval architect while his grandfather was a master mariner in British sailing ships.

Growing up in Manly on the foreshores of Sydney Harbour during WW2 he developed a strong interest in ships and the sea.

Robert’s engineering background and his art studies, combined with his father’s teachings allowed him to develop a forensic knowledge of ship construction and rigging - essential for the creation of authentic marine paintings. This knowledge and these skills contributed to his advice being sought by museums and institutions involved in ship restoration.

Robert was one of the founding members of the original Australian Sail Training Association. He is also a member of the Sydney Heritage Fleet (formerly Sydney Maritime Museum).

Robert will share this lifetime passion for sailing ships, clippers and other ships of old.

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