15 Feb 2012

James Craig - 1874

The James Craig is a three-masted barque built in 1874 in Sunderland, England. She was originally named Clan Macleod and carried cargo around the world. In 26 years she rounded Cape Horn 23 times but finally fell victim to the advance of steamships. In 1932 she was sunk by fishermen. Restoration began in 1972, initially she was towed to Hobart and later to Sydney where repairs were completed. In 2001 she was able to set sail again. The James Craig is open to the public and takes passengers out sailing in Sydney Harbour.
This great postcard was sent by my postcard pal Rod Eime and also has a special rubber stamp of the Sydney Heritage Fleet, which makes it even more valuable :)

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