Clipper Ship City of Adelaide Arrives Home in Adelaide

The world’s oldest surviving clipper ship, the City of Adelaide, has arrived in her namesake port in Australia.

City of Adelaide clipper ship – finally home

City of Adelaide clipper ship finally arrives home in Adelaide

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3 Responses to Clipper Ship City of Adelaide Arrives Home in Adelaide

  1. Pat says:

    That was a long time coming. I’ve been following this story for years. Thanks for the update.

  2. Shane Crawford says:

    I’m glad to see this vessel get home, but I don’t really see how it will be opened to the public the shape it’s in. I remember all the issues they had raising money to get it home. How will they get it ready in a couple of months, my hats off to them.

  3. Marilyn Scott says:

    I live in Irvine and many is the time I would go down to the Maritime Museum just to look at her.
    When she first arrived I was amazed at the size of the ship and at that time…many years ago… I was able to board the ship with a guide and have a look at her. Unfortunately I do not think they could get lottery funding and she did fall into disrepair.
    Some of my family live in Adelaide and when they came over for a holiday we would always visit her. They too were involved in the fundraising in Australia.
    I do so miss seeing her at the harbour but am glad she is home where she will be looked after.
    In future years I look forward to seeing her again when she is restored to her former glory.