Thursday, July 30, 2015

Full rigged ship, Dalgonar

Coming out of the fogbank in a very light wind is the fully-rigged ship Dalgonar, here in traditional British fake gunport colours. Built in Southhampton in 1892, there isn't much on Google about her career but in 1913, after leaving fully loaded from Callao, Peru she had her cargo shift during a storm. She nearly capsized, continued to list so far she could not be righted and was abandoned after the four day storm, her crew rescued by the French barque Loire. The Dalgonar did not sink, she drifted 3700 miles to beach on a coral reef on the island of Maupihaa in the Society Islands.

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