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Photograph of a painting of the ship CARDIGAN CASTLE

Date: c 1900
Medium: Emulsion on glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Mr and Mrs Glassford
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: ANMS1092[062]

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    Photograph of a painting of the ship CARDIGAN CASTLE above the caption: 'CARDIGAN CASTLE 1200 tons'.
    SignificanceThe Hall photographic collection provides an important pictorial record of recreational boating in Sydney Harbour from the 1890s to the 1930s. The collection documents the lively sailing scene in Sydney during this period and features images of vessels ranging from large racing and cruising yachts to the great array of skiffs and the emerging technologies of motorboats. Images of many iconic vessels are also included in this visual record.
    HistoryIron cargo ship CARDIGAN CASTLE was built in 1870 by R. & J. Evans of Liverpool for Richard Mills & Co.

    In 1903 the vessel was sold to Norwegian owner T. A. Birknes and renamed VESTRE MOLAND. In July 1909 the the ship was lost after running aground upon arrival at Ostinal, Costa Rica.

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