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    #31

    Photograph by Peter Roberts


    Photograph by Peter Roberts


    Photograph by Peter Roberts

    The final "thumbs up" - job done!
    Photograph by Peter Roberts
    Last edited by wherrygirl; April 1st, 2014, 00:04.
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      #32
      Meanwhile, the Australian company formed to transport the clipper over to Adelaide had purchased the barge Bradley, on which the City of Adelaide would rest in one of the docks pending agreement with the South Australian government on a permanent location for her to be displayed. So the next step was to transfer the clipper from the faithful Paranpur on to the barge. This couple settled down in the shade to watch the goings-on!


      Photograph by Peter Roberts


      Last edited by wherrygirl; June 4th, 2014, 11:54.
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        #33
        What a story!

        And yes, i am also amused about the Australian methods to avoid immigration of strange animals. Do they have also divers in the ports to explore the underwater areas of the ship hulls?

        Oh and look at that Swedish car. Let's hope there was no moltebaer seed hidden, when they imported it.

        I can clearly understand their fears, but the methods are not always useful.
        Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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          #34
          Amazing to see it arriving safe - past the big oceans and the customs and immigration.
          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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            #35
            Thank you, Ralf and Jan-Olav. Still a few more pics. to come showing the clipper's progress in Adelaide.
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              #36
              Last night - during my nightwatch - I actually started thinking about the long journey this old wooden vessel had undertaken..... if there is money and will to successfully send this ship around the world, why can't we do the same to our old "Hurtigrute" Kong Olav?
              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                #37
                Jan-Olav, have you had any recent news of that great little Hurtigrute? I'll never forget my 12 days on her.

                The Australian Federal Government in power previous to the current one promised A$ 850,000 towards the cost of getting the City of Adelaide over to Australia, and the new Government subsequently elected decided to honour the promise. However, they made it clear that no more funding would be forthcoming. The total bill for transporting the clipper apparently came to more than A$1 million, according to The Advertiser, an Adelaide newspaper, with another million for construction of the cradle which protected the clipper during its journey. So for the City of Adelaide Trust which was formed to organise the complete operation there is still a long way to go to raise sufficient money to restore the clipper. Some people would like to see a full restoration of the superstructure but Peter Christopher, of the trust, said they hadn't set their targets that high at the moment.

                So as the couple settled down to watch the transfer of the City of Adelaide from the Paranpur to the barge Bradley, bought to bear the clipper on to the Adelaide docks where she would rest, the operation began on the opposite bank.

                Photograph by Peter Roberts.

                According to the Adelaide newspaper it took about 10 hours work to cut and remove the steel cradle which had been welded to the Paranpur's deck to protect the clipper.

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                Last edited by wherrygirl; April 12th, 2014, 19:49.
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                  #38



                  Photographs by Peter Roberts
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                  Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                    #39



                    Photographs by Peter Christopher.
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                      #40
                      Once secured on the barge Bradley the final stage took the City of Adelaide up Port River, passing under the Diver Derrick Bridge and its twin the neighbouring Mary MacKillop rail bridge which were opened to let her through.





                      Photographs by Peter Roberts.
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                        #41
                        Bridges passed - nearly there:

                        Photograph by Peter Christopher.

                        Photograph by Peter Roberts

                        Photograph by Peter Roberts
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                          #42
                          I'm really baffled that this old vessel can handle all that moving and lifting.

                          I guess it's a testimony to her strength at building and good restoration.
                          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                            #43
                            It was well supported, Jan-Olav. Apart from the specially made steel cradle shaped so as to give a close fit and bolted to the deck of the Paranpur they made a support to fit inside the hull as well. See this enthusiast's photo on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/414970...n/photostream/
                            The only thing that failed was the shrink wrapping, which got torn off in strong winds coming down the coast of Western Australia - after criss-crossing the world!
                            It was still a tremendous achievement, though, considering the journey it made.
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                            • nari
                              nari commented
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                              Wow, what an effort. I had heard about its arrival in WA but had not seen any photos until now.
                              Speaking of fumigation - I always find it odd that any aircraft arriving in Australia from overseas gets three sprays the full length of the aircraft.
                              However, the same does not occur when the plane leaves for, say, Europe. So you guys don't mind a few imported redbacks (potentially lethal) brown snakes (dangerous)and taipans (can be lethal) curled up in the hold? At least you are safe from Great Whites and Irikandji (lethal jellyfish)
                              Funny thing, that......

                              Nari

                            • ombugge
                              ombugge commented
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                              Lots of funny things about Aussi Quarantine laws;You cannot bring back an apple, or whatever else organic, which has been exported from there to any other country. (Or bring it between states for that matter)
                              Ships entering Australian waters to serve in the Offshore or Construction industries has to have barnacles removed before entering, while cargo ships and tankers etc. can enter and sail between Australian ports with as much marine growth as whey want.
                              If anybody bring in a bird, live or dead, they will be heavily fined, but migratory birds arrive from the north and south, depending on season.
                              I could go on and on.

                            • janihudi
                              janihudi commented
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                              so we can say,it's al about the money.

                            #44
                            Heartbreaking news:
                            See Ombugge's post at http://www.captainsvoyage-forum.com/...015#post214015
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                              #45
                              Originally posted by wherrygirl View Post
                              Heartbreaking news:
                              See Ombugge's post at http://www.captainsvoyage-forum.com/...015#post214015
                              Sad, truly sad.... after all that work being laid down.
                              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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