Symbol of Maritime Heritage: The Big Anchor Donated by Korevaar Marine at Seaworks Williamstown

Located out the front of Seaworks Williamstown stands an enormous symbol of maritime heritage and the enduring connection between the maritime industry and community. The anchor was generously donated by John Korevaar of Korevaar Marine Group and serves as a striking testament to both the maritime history of Williamstown and the ongoing commitment to preserving it for future generations.

The anchor weighs 9 tons and measures 5.4m tall and 3.2m wide

The Impact of Korevaar Marine’s Generosity:

The act of donating such a significant piece of maritime history is a remarkable gesture by John Korevaar, one that underscores his dedication to preserving the cultural and historical fabric of Williamstown. This anchor serves as a tangible link to the past, allowing visitors and locals alike to connect with the maritime history that shaped Williamstown into what it is today.

Serving Melbourne since 1967

With its headquarters on Nelson Place, Williamstown, Victoria, the Korevaar Marine Group specializes in leasing commercial vessels tailored for a variety of purposes including construction, entertainment, film production, engineering, and other marine-associated ventures. With a heritage of maritime involvement stretching back five generations in both The Netherlands and Australia, this family-owned enterprise has been active in the Port of Melbourne since 1967.

Preserving the Spirit of Community:

Seaworks Williamstown has long been a gathering place for the community, a venue that celebrates maritime history, cultural diversity, and the arts. The addition of the Big anchor further cements Seaworks’ role as a cultural center that invites visitors to explore the waterfront, learn about maritime heritage, and engage in activities that connect them to the past.

The Big Anchor donated by Korevaar Marine Group and located at Seaworks Williamstown is far more than a mere artifact; it’s a symbol of unity, history, and a shared commitment to preserving the maritime heritage that defines this coastal community. Its story is a testament to the power of generosity, the importance of historical preservation, and the enduring connection between industry and the people it serves.

General Information

The Maritime Museum has an impressive collection of artifacts, models and bells to showcase the stories of maritime history of the Port of Melbourne.

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Gellibrand Pile Light, a historic landmark, formally located in Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia, now calls Seaworks Home

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Symbol of Maritime Heritage: The Big Anchor Donated by Korevaar Marine at Seaworks Williamstown

The anchor was generously donated by John Korevaar of Korevaar Marine Group and serves as a striking testament to both the maritime history of Williamstown and the ongoing commitment to preserving it for future generations.

View Symbol of Maritime Heritage: The Big Anchor Donated by Korevaar Marine at Seaworks Williamstown

Volunteer

Seaworks volunteers come from all walks of life. The common element of the team is a mutual admiration and respect for preserving the significant history of the Williamstown, Melbourne and Victorian maritime precincts.

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