In the Chops of the Channel
The 4-masted barque Abraham Rydberg about to take a tow.
Port Victoria, 1930s
Annie Watt and the grain fleet – the bagged grain was taken by ketches to the sailing ships anchored offshore.
Au Revoir Bretagne
The French bounty ship Bretagne in Storm Bay, as she heads off to the American NW coast for a grain cargo.
On the Wool Run
Cutty Sark after delivering general cargo to Sydney, returning to London with wool, hides and tallow.
Off the Dagger Ramereez
Falls of Clyde off the Diego Ramirez islands, about 60 nm SW of Cape Horn.
A glorious fair wind
Falls of Clyde powers through the Trade Winds towards the Cape of Good Hope.
Favell is shown here peacefully at anchor in a setting often dreamed about by sailors on the Cape Horn run.
A deckload for Sydney
The 5-masted barquentine Forest Dream carrying Douglas Fir building timber to Australia.
At the ballast grounds
Grace Harwar lies at anchor off Wallaroo, South Australia, discharging ballast.
In Storm Bay
The Tasmanian barque Harriet McGregor moves up Storm Bay towards Hobart.
Racing For Port Lincoln
Herzogin Cecilie and Beatrice race between Melbourne and Port Lincoln.
Running the Easting Down
The 4-masted barque Hougomont powering towards Australia and onwards to Cape Horn.
The year is 1920 and a newly rigged James Craig prepares to leave her anchorage in Johnson’s Bay.
In Darling Harbour
The barque James Craig returns to her berth in Darling Harbour after a day cruise off Port Jackson.
Coals from Newcastle
The New Zealand barque Joseph Craig (ex Dunblane) drops her tow off Nobbys, Newcastle NSW.
In the Gulf
The barque Killoran sets sail off Port Victoria in Spencer Gulf, South Australia with a heat haze building up astern.
End of the voyage
A pilot cutter meets up with the barque Kilmeny at the end of her final voyage in 1921.
The road to Cape Horn
The 4-masted barque L’Avenir is pushed along by a moderate NW wind on her way towards Cape Horn.
A fine quartering wind
The 4-masted barque Lawhill moves before a steady fair wind, on her last voyage from Europe in 1940.
1933: the German sailing ship Magdalene Vinnen clears Port Jackson towards Falmouth.
In London’s River
Monkbarns is moved up to a buoy in the Thames in 1926 at the end of the her commercial life.
In the South-East Trades
The 4-masted barque Moshulu powers through the South-East Trade Winds.
The 4-masted barquentine Mozart drifts along in a calm, at the mouth of the English Channel.
The Heaving Line
The 4-masted barque Olivebank taking a tow by tug Waratah into Sydney harbour.
In Carrick Roads
The 4-masted barque Olivebank, deep laden with Australian grain, heaves to at the entrance to Falmouth harbour.