James Craig

Stern

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 information. She was rescued in 1972, restored and then relaunched in 1997, and now lives in Sydney when they're not visiting other ports.


These photos were taken at the 2005 Wooden Boat Festival in 2005 (obviously an ocean-going ship). These are my first "sailing ship" photos so there's not as many as usual 🙂 and I can't remember many of the details, so most of them don't have captions unless I can tell what they are from the photo. Also, the camera doesn't like dark-hulled ships.

Foredeck

"Fo'c'sle Deck" the sign says.


Galley

Galley

Cabin

Cabin for crew

Quarterdeck

Quarterdeck

Going up

Wheel

Companionway

From Qd

Looking from the quarterdeck.

Mast

Deck


Seem to recall that this deck is a later addition, and this was all part of the hold. Which makes sense, but then the tables below couldn't have been there.

Mess

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This leads up into the cabin area. See the information panel on the left which gives the layout of the ship, which I didn't bother to get a photo of because I thought I could find it elsewhere?

The next few photos are given in the order taken, to help put them in context because I can't remember any details.

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From the top of that ladder, looking back to the deck/hold. If the deck didn't exist, then access to the upper deck would have been via the ladder (photo below), and the companionway (further down).

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Fireplace

In the saloon.

Cabinlight

Master's Cabin>

Master's cabin, bed is on the left.

Bath

Bath off master's cabin

From wharf

Figurehead

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