CLIPPER CITY OF ADELAIDE REACHES AUSTRALIA


City of Adelaide leaves Greenwich

The world's oldest clipper which left Greenwich in October has reached her final destination in South Australia.

City of Adelaide will be restored and become the centrepiece of a new maritime heritage centre.

After a ceremony beside the Thames attended by Prince Philip in which the vessel reverted to her original name she was towed to Rotterdam.

Since November the clipper has been aboard the merchant vessel Palanpur for the 13,000 mile voyage.

See details of her arrival in Australia on Monday (Feb 3rd)

The ship carried thousands of migrants bound for a new life in South Australia, an area to which convicts were not taken. She was on the verge of being scrapped after laying semi-derelict in Scotland.

But a successful campaign in Australia saw her saved and transported back.

See our earlier stories HERE and HERE

Pictures of the voyage on the City of Adelaide website

Track the final voyage HERE

Story dated Jan 28th 2014

 
   
     
 
 
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