Tracy Anne

The Tracy Anne Story

Tracy Anne

Unfortunately, Tracy Anne no longer exists.

 

Tracy Anne was a 5.8mtr timber fishing trawler and was built at South West Rocks (Lawrence?) in either 1927 or 1960 ish. Probably the latter. Her original motor was an air cooled Lister but now has a 3 cylinder water cooled ford or VM diesel? with a borg warner box and a tractor diff salvaged from a scrap yard by her last owner. She has had an interesting working life which we will endeavour to uncover and update here. Tracy Anne was commercially registered as LFB4. She was a Prawn Fisher with a Lobster and Line licence. She used to fish to the 30 fathom line and also worked in the Kalang and Bellinger, the Wooli, the Hastings and the Macley rivers. At the moment, her bilge pump is used to keep her afloat and as you can see, she has gone down once already. The story goes that she was holed at Coffs Harbour in about 1965 and leaks in exactly the same spot now! We applied for and were unsuccessful with our first grant application to the NSW Maritime Museum of $10.000 to carry out restoration work on her including salvaging or restoring he unknown engine.