Please consider a donation of any amount you feel comfortable with. For Paddle Steamer to make a difference in the education of and demonstrable impact of renewable and sustainable energy systems in East Gippsland. Your donation can be in multiples ie: $10 x quantity 5 = $50.00
Paddle Steamer Curlip will operate within the World significant Ramsar Wetlands of the Gippsland Lakes and Mitchell River Delta, the world's largest silt jetties. Our plan is to re equip a traditional wooden Paddle Steamer, a vessel that does not use wood for boilers, a vessel that will save the normal usage of 500 litres of water every hour of operation, by recapturing 200 litres of water from the steam exiting her stack through condensers, produce more than 300 litres of pure water every hour through reverse osmosis water makers and generate enough solar energy from her massive 100 square metre roof awning to power the vessels electric, and commercial catering and refrigeration and audio visual systems. This will be achieved through a battery storage system and inverters. Paddle Steamer Curlip will be an interpretative learning centre on the importance and value of BIOdiversity, and renewable and sustainable energy systems, presented on a vessel that may well have cruised our waterways in the 18th century.