‘Mystery’ Cornish Fishing Lugger Display

Past Event: 20 December 2008 to 29 March 2009

Spirit of Mystery
Source: Mark Lloyd Images

Commemorate the voyage of the fishing lugger, Mystery, from Cornwall, UK to Melbourne in 1854-1855.

See a model of the original vessel on display at Scienceworks. The voyage will be retraced by a yachtsman called Pete Goss in a replica of the original boat, named Spirit of Mystery.

The 37ft wooden lugger set sail this October, following in the wake of seven Cornishmen who made a heroic journey from Newlyn to Australia more than 150 years ago.

Spirit of Mystery has no engine and navigation will be by the stars and sun. The voyage is due to end in Williamstown in early 2009.

Sponsored by:

Pete Goss

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sure halliwell 23 February, 2011 13:14
I was doing a competent crew course in port Phillip bay when the spirit of misterycame into Williamstown. We moored at Williamstown yacht club and spoke to the shore crew who were readying the lugged for the Sydney leg. It was so exciting to be there at that time....had to pinch myself....I passed the course too!
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