Our College vessel the XLCR was hoisted up on the Port Macquarie Marina slipway this week for her annual maintenance. The vessel was restored in 2004 by Warren Bridge and a team of volunteers and students. It is now used as a training vessel and floating classroom, providing valuable experience in boat handling, navigation, ship’s maintenance and engineering. The XLCR will be 106 years old this year and continues to be an integral part of our College Marine Studies program and a part of Port Macquarie’s rich maritime history. Some of our trade students have the opportunity to help restore and maintain the XLCR. This week Ethan Cornell, Riley Hunter and Jack Best did their part in keeping the spirit of the XLCR alive.

Well done and congratulations to the team.

Cath Perry
Marine Teacher