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Falie, South Australia's only remaining original Cargo Ketch played an important role for the inter-coastal trade for South Australia. She also acted as a War Ship, protecting the waters from Sydney to North of Australia in World War II.Plan your Historic Ketch Falie visit and explore what else you can see and do in Port Adelaide using our Port Adelaide online tour planner.
Falie was restored in 1982 for the Centenary Celebrations. Modifications were made over the years to accommodate varied cargo expectations. The Ketch was later converted to accommodate passengers to stay on board.
After the Falie's usefulness was exhausted and the Ketch was no longer needed to transport goods, she was left to deteriorate.
Two Port Adelaide locals, Keith Ridgeway and Errol Ford began to clean up and restore the Ketch to prevent the loss of this important Historical Asset. The volunteer base has grown over the years, with Falie well on the way to restoration.
Historic Ketch Falie Reviews
Able to explore the whole ship. The kids loved seeing all the cabins and climbing below deck. Their history room below deck interprets FALIE's 100 year history including her WWII experiences as a... more »
The Falie is a famous ketch in South Australian waters. It is generally based at Port Adelaide. Details of it`s past can be found at the Maritime Museum (nearby in Port Adelaide) and at the Port... more »
An old rustic well-loved ketch that used to service SA regional port towns, and is a century old in 2019. Volunteers keep it in good order - they have great stories and wealth of knowledge.
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