A couple of wrecks

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by jeffmurray, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. jeffmurray

    jeffmurray TalkEmount Veteran

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    Dec 18, 2014
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    Jeff
    Met a nice chap out today in Hobart we both went to this well known site for some peace and if we catch a some nice photos well - that is a bonus. He was a fellow Sony photographer.

    The Barque Otago

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    Rust and decay

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    A little about this site from the plaque on the side of the road:

    Joseph CONRAD (Jozef Teodor Konrad KORZENIOWSKI 1857 - 1924) was a Polish-born writer and Mariner who became one of the greatest novelists in the English Language. Among his best known were "LORD JIM", "NOSTROMO" and "THE SHADOW LINE", actually written around the barque "OTAGO" which he commanded in 1888 (and pictured here - I think there are two wreck at this site - this one looks around 45m to me).

    Conrad was a man of extraordinary talents as he knew no English until the age of 20 and grew up in a family which had no nautical tradition.

    The 367 tonne 44.8m long "OTAGO" was built in Glasgow in 1869 and after sailing the high seas under various commands, including Conrad, was cut down and brought from Sydney to Hobart about 1900 where she became a coal hulk on the Derwent for more than 20 years.

    In 1931 she was sold at auction to a Mr. H. Dodge and taken to this site where she was later broken up, some sections being sold as scrap iron to Japan.
     

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  2. southy

    southy TalkEmount Veteran

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    Feb 5, 2014
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    Very nice. I find wrecks fascinating, even more so when you know their history.
     
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  3. jeffmurray

    jeffmurray TalkEmount Veteran

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    Hobart, Australia
    Jeff
    Thanks - yes I had no idea Joseph Conrad was linked to the ship until I went there and read the plaque.

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  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

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    Dave
    Neat shots, well shot.
     
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  5. jeffmurray

    jeffmurray TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jeff
    Thanks Dave.
     
  6. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

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    Cyprus
    Nick
    Yeah, very nice photos!
     
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  7. jeffmurray

    jeffmurray TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jeff
    Thanks Nick.