Looking along the Brisbane River in 1885

Queensland State Archives posted a photo:

The Brisbane Courier
Mon 17 Aug 1885

Sailing Matters
By Tell Tale

The number of pleasure sailing boats on the Brisbane River is rapidly on the increase. The lastest addition of this kind is a handy little craft just turned out for Mr. Marlow by Mr. Miller, of Kangaroo Point. The Cecilia – the name given to her – is an 18ft. open centreboard boat, of nearly 6ft. beam. She is planked with cedar, on yellow-wood timbers, is varnished, and looks a neat and well-modelled craft, which ought to be both comfortable and fast under canvas.

The summer winds are coming in early this year, and I expect to see sailing matters in full swing again within two or three weeks’ time, The new Sailing Club has now been fairly started. Very suitable quarters have been obtained for the club in the Hamilton Reach; a trustworthy caretaker has been

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