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Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, Picton

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I beleive we are very lucky to have this historic treasure here in Picton that is currently registered as the 9th oldest ship in the world, older than the cutty sark and star of india...(just not as well known)! The Edwin Fox is also the last remaining convict ship that took convicts to Australia, the last surviving ship of The Dunbar Shipping Fleet, once the largest shipping fleet in the world and The Edwin Fox is also registered by The World Ships Trust as the oldest merchant ship in The world!!! It has been around the world a reported 34 times and has played a very important and versatile role in history...convicts, soldiers to the Crimean war, emmigrants to NZ, Chinese to Cuba to work the Cane Fields, Tea and Beer routes between India and London, opium to San Francisco, its seen births, deaths, storms and disease!!

The Story of the saving of The Edwin Fox is amazing in itself being brought for a shilling by Mr Norman Brayshaw...saving it from a watery grave....come and read the tales for yourself.....
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  • Exploring the ship itself was so interesting and the preservation work most impressive! We were a family group between 15 and 85 yrs and there was something for everyone. 
    Exploring the ship itself was so interesting and the preservation work most impressive! We were a family group between 15 and 85 yrs and there was something for everyone.  more »
  • Picton's best kept secret. This little museum is stuffed with information on a local piece of history but it never overwhelms. It's a unique experience, taking you through the timeline of this ship's....  more
    Picton's best kept secret. This little museum is stuffed with information on a local piece of history but it never overwhelms. It's a unique experience, taking you through the timeline of this ship's....  more »
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  • Loved it. Very nice people and the experience was something I have never done before. Really good museum, takes you back there and makes you feel it, the cold, damp, rot, everthing. You must go.
  • Fantastic display and an amazing old ship in remarkable condition considering it's age. Built in 1853 the Edwin Fox has a rich and colourful history. Small gift and souvenir store. Open 7 days a week.

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