Two rivermen are remembered by Mabel Persson -2- Ted Humphreys

Very good Blog and well written, thank you Peter Ludlow from Brisbane QLD Australia.

Moreton Bay History


As a youngster I lived at Wynnum, and used to love going over to Myoraat The One Milewith my Uncle Ted Humphreysand his wife in their boat, “Mersey”.This was in the 1920s and it was mostly sailing boats then, and on the Christmas and Easter holidays about a hundred of them would sail to the One Mile and anchor there.At night it became a tradition for them to have hurricane lamps alight all the way up their stays and on their masts.We used to call this the Lantern Festivaland the scene was like a small town with all the boats anchored together.It was never rough there and the boats were tied onto each other so that we could walk from one to another.The boats were mostly small, and Ted’s “Mersey” was the biggest at 36 foot.There were plenty of fish in the Rainbow Channel then and Ted…

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