KAI LAG was built on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait in 1933. She was used for pearling and harvesting Trochus Shell (for making buttons) before being commandeered during WWII to move troops and supplies from Australia up to New Guinea. Passing into private hands in the late 1940’s she was wrecked in a cyclone in Cairns Qld. in 1993. Rebuilt that same year she moved further south to eventually be on a mooring in Palm Beach, Sydney, Australia.