HMB Endeavour, 2012

Better photos than previous post but without the tour guide spiel. HMB Endeavour, replica of an 18th century collier converted to a navy ship filled with scientists. Today's post is an overview of the ship as you'd encounter it on a visit. The attention to detail is incredible: clothing & blanket are hand sewn, hand...

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HMB Endeavour, 2007

Endeavour (launched 1993) is a replica of James Cook's ship, originally built as a collier but convert to an exploration vessel by the Royal Navy in 1768. The modern ship was built to be as close as the original as possible so there are some interesting features such as the lack of headroom as a...

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James Craig, Barque

James Craig aka Clan McLeod, iron barque, built 1874, and used for general cargo. In the 1920s, she was sent off to end her days as coal hulk in Recherche Bay, although soon after that she was abandoned and beached. There's a photo from that period on the Sydney Heritage Fleet website, along with more...

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Polly Woodside, Barque

Polly Woodside aka Rona Iron barque, built 1885 in Belfast. 647 tons, 192 feet long, max speed 14 knots. A trading ship, coal mostly, from the end of the era of sail, although she remained in use to the 1920s, when she was converted to a coal hulk. Original Photos Under sail Under sail, from...

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Duyfken

Replica 16th century Dutch ship Duyfken is a replica of a small ship sent by the Dutch East India Company to explore beyond the known. In 1606 they charted the Cape York Peninsula (the big, pointy bit in the top, right corner) on the first recorded voyage by Europeans to the Great South Land.

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May Queen

Restored 19th century ketch (built 1867) Two masts, with the front mast being the taller, both fore and aft rigged.

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