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MV Cape Don
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MV Cape Don Society & Commonwealth Lighthouse Service Museum


The MV Cape Don Society Inc. is a non-profit incorporated organisation which was founded to carry out the refurbishment and conservation of the historic Lighthouse Supply and Nav Aids Maintenance Ship MV Cape Don as a part of the maritime history of Australia, in accordance with maritime heritage guidelines.

MV Cape Don, built at the Newcastle State Dockyards, NSW, and completed in January 1963, is one of a unique class of ships that was purpose-built to service navigational aids. Read more

The work of the Society is being overseen by the
Sea Heritage Foundation, a charitable trust. You can help us by clicking the Give Now Logo to contribute to this important work.

The MV Cape Don has been used as a location for many movies including;

🎦 Goddess  | 🎦 Dogwatch  | and the Angelina Jolie directed 🎦 Unbroken

If you would like to become a VOLUNTEER and help to restore our ship, we invite you to join our core of skilled and non skilled volunteers.

Membership

MEMBERSHIP is easy  and open to everyone. Click on the Membership image to head on over to the registration page.

We are very grateful for the many SPONSORS who have already donated so generously and would like to thank them for their continuing support.

We are currently raising funds for our Dock the Don‘ project. You can head to our DONATE page to find out more about this.

The Commonwealth Lighthouse Service Museum will tell the story of the ships and crew of the Commonwealth Lighthouse Service. Read more


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22 hours ago

The Don on a cold wet evening. At least it's warm inside for the crew. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

Another sight greeting our volunteers today is Spoil hopper barge Pelican being used for the salvage of Baragoola. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

The volunteers today are seeing alot of work boat action.Tugships Morpeth is seen manoeuvring sealift 1 around. Sealift 1 is a jack up barge being used for core samples of the seabed. ... See MoreSee Less
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