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Sunday, February 05, 2006

Carrick / City of Adelaide

Friday's edition of reports that the "oldest surviving clipper" will soon be scrapped. The Carrick (originally the City of Adelaide: a 176' bark, built in Sunderland, England in 1864) has been abandoned on a shipway in Glasgow since 1992 but is listed in the National Register of Historic Ships. Parties originally interested in funding the restoration have now decided to scrap her after a recent study concluded that the cost to restore the Carrick amounts to 10 million pounds. Christopher Mason, chairman of the Clyde Maritime Trust however, feels that the amount is reasonable and the project worthwhile.
At present there is a blank Save the City of Adelaide web page. Perhaps an effort to fund raise will be launched?

1 comment:

Dwayne Clark said...

Wow. Hope someone funds this. She looked to be a beautiful ship in her past.