The Singing Ship is beautiful and its placement takes full advantage of the outstanding outlook.
Set against a spectacular coastal vista of blue seas and Great Keppel Island in the distance, the Singing Ship is a majestic monument that commemorates the area’s legacy of the historical explorations of Captain James Cook, who discovered this bay in May 1770.
The idea is that the unique design allows for the gentle sea breezes to pass through the fluted pipes to produce musical sounds that will be long remembered. However, when the wind howls so did the ship and due to complaining jerks the flutes have been filled and the ship doesn’t sing like it used to. (Good on you whoever you are. Wreck it for the rest of us.)
The view from The Singing Ship is something else, an outstanding lookout. Now that the Anzac Memorial construction is complete there is an extra viewing platform and a boardwalk that leads to down Emu Park’s wonderful Memorial. You’ll have to visit on a really windy day to hear the notes sing out. But it is a beautiful place to visit at any time as the views of Fisherman’s Beach and the islands of Keppel Bay are quaint.
History – Designed by Peggy Westmoreland and manufactured from steel and concrete by Steve Kele, the forty foot high structure represents Captain Cook’s ship, The Endeavour, and was created in 1970 to mark the bicentenary of Captain Cook’s discovery of the bay in 1770.