The City of Adelaide

city of adelaide still here b

city of adelaide wed11 sep a

This magnificent beast has been sitting waiting to leave Irvine for Adelaide, Australia. It’s the first time we have seen the boat so close since it arrived about eighteen years ago. We can enjoy the sight till it sails on Friday.

Some info from

the world’s oldest surviving clipper ship,

one of only two surviving composite clippers (the other is the Cutty Sark; built 1869),

one of only four surviving sailing ships to have taken emigrants from the British Isles to any destination in the world – the others are the Edwin Fox, Star of India and SS Great Britain (also a steamer),

the last survivor of the timber trade between North America and the United Kingdom,

part of the National Historic Fleet of the United Kingdom and listed in the prestigious Core Collection of the United Kingdom

~ by David Reid on September 11, 2013.

2 Responses to “The City of Adelaide”

  1. Did you sketch it David? A great exercise in scale.

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