Model of a Whale Chaser
This intricate model of the Cheynes IV vessel, was made by local model boat enthusiast Ian Lunt. The Cheynes IV was one of six whale chasers owned by the Cheynes Beach Whaling Company over its 27 whaling seasons. It was brought by the station in 1970 and was the newest whale chaser that the station owned at the time. Along with the Cheynes II and the Cheynes III, these were the last three whale chasers operational in Australian waters. After studying this model, go on board the life-size whale chaser and imagine it rocking in the wild seas of the Southern Ocean. Hold on!