Friday, May 30, 2008

Tall Ship Wavertree

Built in 1885 for global cargo passages under sail, WAVERTREE is the largest full-rigged sailing ship built of wrought iron still afloat. After sailing for a quarter century, she limped into the Falkland Islands in December 1910, demasted rounding Cape Horn. Rather than being re-rigged she was sold as a floating warehouse, until going to New York in 1968. WAVERTREE is now being restored for public access by the South Street Seaport Museum.

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