Alan Villiers narrates his 1931 film of the last clippers

Could he be the saltiest man whoever lived? He certainly sounds like he could be! Advertisements

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The long neglected clipper ship City of Adelaide prepares to travel to Australia

  Preparations are being made to take the oldest surviving clipper ship in the world, the City of Adelaide, to Australia, following a decision by the Scottish Government. The Australian’s interest in the City of Adelaide is her historically important role in carrying emigrants to a new life in the country in a series of 29 regular voyages. There have … Continue reading “The long neglected clipper ship City of Adelaide prepares to travel to Australia”

Crunch time for the sad clipper ship City of Adelaide – can you help?

[ad name=”intheboatshed-post”] The City of Adelaide again. Photo courtesy of Paula Palmer of the National Historic Ships Rather late in the day, I’ve just received news of the last chance to save the other’ last clipper, the City of Adelaide from the Australian group trying to preserve her. There’s more information on the history of … Continue reading “Crunch time for the sad clipper ship City of Adelaide – can you help?”