Dick Lean

Trust: $200 (Perpetual)
Description: Gimbaled brass oil lamp with glass shade, mounted on rectangular hardwood backing. Has brass rectangular winners inscription plaques attached each side of lamp, and brass historical plaque attached below.

“This gimbaled oil lamp was salvaged from the ‘S.S. Time’. While entering the Heads during the early hours of August 27, 1949, her steering developed a failure and she grounded on Nepean Reef to the East of Corsair Rock where she became a total wreck.

Tide at the time of grounding EBB, Wind S.W. Force 4. Official No 132442. Built Sunderland 1913 Steel Screw Steamer 442 HP 340.0 X 483 X 21.8ft. Registered Melbourne 1913 Owners Australian Steamships Limited.”


Donated by Club member R.W. (Dick) Lean, June 28, 1971 for a combined Clubs round the bay event. First contested April 1, 1972 and won by Lysle Turnbull with Halcyon II.

By April 1979, for reason the event was not being well supported, it was changed to a successful open club event using a combined division result based on V.Y.C. handicapping system.

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