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Unidentified tall ship near Cape Horn

Rounding The Cape (haiku) "Roaring winds, large waves - and furious currents make - sailors take warning" Cape Horn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Frank Meadow Sutcliffe

Amazing ship moored in Whitby Harbour.circa Photo by Frank Meadow Sutcliffe.

Sailing in Cape Horn, Chile

Sailing in Cape Horn, Chile

Sailing ship in a storm VPL Accession Number: 3194 Date: 1919 Photographer/Studio: Frank, Leonard Content: Sailing vessel 'Garthsneid' off Cape Horn during a storm. 'Garthsneid' stamped on original photo http://www.vpl.ca/find/cat/C393

Sailing ship in a storm. Date: 1919 Photographer/Studio: Frank, Leonard Content: Sailing vessel 'Garthsneid' off Cape Horn during a storm 'Garthsneid'.

On March 18, 1896 the Glenmorag, en route to Astoria, Oregon, from Chile, got caught in heavy fog and lost its course. The ship ran aground on the Long Beach Peninsula north of Ocean Park, Washington. Captain Archibald Currie, who was unaware of the ship’s position, was afraid that they were in danger of running into a rocky coast and thus demanded all hands abandon ship.   Ocean Park, Washington

“We are forlorn like children, and experienced like old men, we are crude and sorrowful and superficial—I believe we are lost.” ― Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front

101 years ago the steel-hulled four-masted barque Peking, one of the last windjammers ever built, was launched at Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany. She worked mostly in the nitrate and wheat trades around South America’s treacherous Cape Horn, but also saw service against her home nation during World War II while serving in the Royal Navy as HMS Pekin.

101 years ago the steel-hulled four-masted barque Peking, one of the last…

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