Old con­vict ship

Otago Daily Times - - EDITORIAL -

The old Vic­to­rian con­vict ship Suc­cess, af­ter voy­ag­ing round the world from Mel­bourne, where she was bought for ‘‘show‘‘ pur­poses, has turned up at Louisville (United States), and news was re­ceived in Syd­ney last week that she is to be com­mis­sioned for sea again. On ac­count of the scarcity of ton­nage for deep­sea car­ry­ing trade, a ship­ping firm has bought her, and plans to turn her into a cargo ves­sel. The old craft, which was on ex­hi­bi­tion in Syd­ney Har­bour some years ago, was built more than 80 years ago. With the cells

re­moved, it is ex­pected the ship can carry 750,000ft of lum­ber, and the new own­ers are fit­ting her out for that trade. The Suc­cess is one of the few sail­ing ves­sels in the world made of solid teak, and her hull is said to be won­der­fully well pre­served. The Suc­cess will be re­mem­bered as a fea­ture at the Panama­Pa­cific Ex­po­si­tion.

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