James Craig, Barque

This is an old post with small photos. I have better photos now but more pressing things to work on, so if you're interested, comment below and I'll push it to the top of the "To Do" list. James Craig aka Clan McLeod, iron barque, built 1874, and used for general cargo. In the 1920s,...

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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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May Queen

This is an old post with small photos. I have better photos now but more pressing things to work on, so if you're interested, comment below and I'll push it to the top of the "To Do" list. Restored 19th century ketch (built 1867) Two masts, with the front mast being the taller, both fore...

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Paddle Steamer Cabin

Larger image Cabin on P.S. Gem, at the Swan River Pioneer Settlement. From information panel: PASSENGER CABINS For all her luxurious fittings elsewhere, the cabins on the Gem were simple and straightforward, if not a little on the small size. It was joked that cabins were kept deliberately small in order to reduce the number...

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