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One and All, One of the Port Adelaide Attractions at McLaren Wharf
The One and All is probably the best known of South Australia's tall ships, and is one of the Port Adelaide attractions at McLaren Wharf which attracts many sightseers - especially during the Dutch Tall Ships visit.
Built locally as part of South Australia's 150th Jubilee celebrations, One and All is having an Open Day from 10am to 3pm. For the price of a gold coin you're invited to explore this replica of the tall ships from our maritime past - walk the decks (not the plank!), roam the ship's galley and saloon, and check out the view from the helm.
When the One and All was first commissioned it voyaged from Rio de Janeiro to Adelaide as part of the First Fleet re-enactment celebrations, and since then has been used extensively as a training ship for young people, especially youth at risk. More recently the One and All Facebook page has advertised day trips regularly from Port Adelaide, giving people the chance to experience what sailing on tall ships was like a hundred years ago.
One and All is owned by the government of South Australia, but operated and supported by Friends of the One And All Sailing Ship Inc. It's great to see that these volunteers are continuing to make it possible to enjoy this unique maritime experience - day sailing trips, youth development sail training, dolphin and eco-tourism cruises.
Last year a colourful fleet of Dutch tall ships visited Port Adelaide in the biggest gathering seen in 25 years. It created one of the most spectacular Port Adelaide attractions that I've seen, and the South Australian tall ships One & All and Falie proudly played their part in the celebrations.