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'James Craig' 1874

By MaryFaith
Barque 'James Craig is' rightly famous around the world. She is SydneyĂ‚’s only 19th Century square rigger (or Tall Ship) and her incredible restoration to full sailing condition was recognised in 2003 by the World Ship TrustĂ‚’s award of their prestigious Maritime Medal. Her restoration cost almost $A30 million and took nearly 40 years to complete after she was rescued from Recherche Bay in far southern Tasmania.

This beautiful ship regularly goes to sea with up to 80 passengers and is open for public inspection at her berth at Wharf 7, 58 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont. She is also available for charter and for functions.

Seen here against the Sydney afternoon skyline on a balmy, hazy noon.


Special thanks to Fred(Badgerfred) - Jukka (Kuvailija) - Vincent Christopher - Tedd447 - Joline - Brian17302 - and 'RSK' for your precious UA's for 'Rhapsody" - much appreciated SmileSmileSmile

Tags: Photo journalism Tall ship Sails Sydney harbour Barque James Craig 1874

Voters: GeorgeP, femape, taggart and 40 more

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femape 4 Argentina
13 Oct 2018 1:04AM
Excelente composición.
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
13 Oct 2018 1:11AM
This is a beautiful portrait of this famous and worthy ship! Kudos!
Tooma 5 2.2k 3 Scotland
13 Oct 2018 1:24AM
Beaut ship and shot, Mary. I wonder if it has travelled to Greenock in Scotland for the Tall Ships Meet any time?
13 Oct 2018 6:51AM
A ship is always referred to as "she" because it costs so much to keep her in paint and powder.
~ Adm. Chester Nimitz
Jukka Plus
10 1 Finland
13 Oct 2018 8:08AM

Quote:A ship is always referred to as "she" because it costs so much to keep her in paint and powder.
~ Adm. Chester Nimitz

You said it , Leo! SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.
viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2018 8:13AM
A beautiful ship and an excellent image Mary.

13 Oct 2018 8:42AM
Beautiful old ship, well captured Mary,
capto Plus
9 6.8k 25 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2018 9:01AM
A wonderful old lady.Smile
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
13 Oct 2018 9:25AM
You can just imagine when the world was full of ships like this SmileSmileSmile
Ted447 Plus
8 216 1 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2018 9:51AM
Super image and story. Ted. GrinGrin
13 Oct 2018 9:57AM
Great "tall ship" image, well captured, MarySmileSmileSmile
13 Oct 2018 11:15AM
Very fine image and fascinating write-up, Mary. Beautiful.

Dave 🐿
13 Oct 2018 1:20PM
Excellent image
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2018 1:51PM
That's one impressive tall ship, and an interesting narrative Mary.
Peter GrinGrin
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2018 5:29PM
A fine looking vessel Mary! Happy to reach 30...
Good image, Isabel GrinGrinGrin
13 Oct 2018 8:04PM
Stunning image, Mary.
Your narrative adds great context.
13 Oct 2018 9:45PM
Excellent Mary..Lin
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2018 10:16PM
Terrific shot
14 Oct 2018 6:10AM
Such an impressive ship ... and what a story and labour of love to restore her. Looked like a hot day in Sydney Mary ..... the hazy sky works well in this one putting full attention and focus onto this mighty vessel
cheers walt
Brilliant ship stunning capture, Mary.

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