History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

02 June, 2011

Ships of Sail

Because we love tall ships. 

The docks at Leith, the port town of Edinburgh, Scotland, 1840s. Source

Soldiers aloft on the ship Garthsnaid, off New Zealand. 1920. Source

Ships in the South West India Docks, London, c. 1880. Source

A ship grounded on a small island off Florida following a hurricane, 1899. Source

The Discovery in Antarctica, 1901. Source

The winner of the last race of sailing ships carrying grain from Australia to the UK, c.1950. The winning time was about four months. Source

Ships on the Thames at Greenwich, c. 1890s. I love the 'ghosts' of moving people in the foreground. Source

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