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Wordless Wednesday - The Cutty Sark

The Cutty Sark prior to the fire at Greenwich, London

"On the afternoon of Monday, 22nd November, 1869, a beautiful little clipper ship displacing 963 tons was launched from Scott and Linton's shipyard at Dumbarton, on the Clyde. She bcarried a name that was to become famous throughout the world and was destined to win a place in the hearts of British seamen second only to Nelson's immortal Victory. Her name was the Cutty Sark."

And it was with much sadness that we learned she may have been the victim of arsonists. Please see our entry below.

Why do people do such wretched things? It is beyond me!

We wish the trust much success in their attempt to restore her.

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Comment from: jenn in holland [Visitor] Email ·
Ah, yes, we have been hearing the news and commentary about the Sark. A shame.
Such a beautuiful ship.
PermalinkPermalink 05/22/07 @ 16:46
Comment from: jams o donnell [Visitor] Email ·
It was a big shock to see the footage of it on fire. Here's hoping it can be restored. It was a mercy that half of it was elsewhere in storage. If the iron frame is okay then sshe will be like the Phoenix
PermalinkPermalink 05/22/07 @ 16:50
Comment from: Bridget [Visitor] Email ·
wow--what a shame. Beautiful ship!
PermalinkPermalink 05/22/07 @ 17:13
Comment from: Alison [Visitor] ·
Great choice this week. I hope it wasn't arson, but I think that she'll come back from it.
PermalinkPermalink 05/22/07 @ 17:36
It's beyond me what people get out of such behaviour. Let's hope things can be salvaged & restored x
PermalinkPermalink 05/22/07 @ 17:47
Comment from: Comedy Plus [Visitor] Email ·
It's a shame that this happened to a fine vessel. :( These are really so rare and should be valued. Great post. Time for a bit of scotch now. Happy WW. :)
PermalinkPermalink 05/22/07 @ 19:23
Comment from: The Simple Times In Life [Visitor] Email ·
a beauty indeed!
PermalinkPermalink 05/22/07 @ 21:18
Comment from: on the rock [Visitor] Email ·
Reminds me of the Pirates movie coming soon.
PermalinkPermalink 05/22/07 @ 22:48
Comment from: Bobbie [Visitor] Email ·
Some people are just plain mean.
Just mean!
Hopefully she can be restored.
Nice picture and comment!
Happy WW :)
PermalinkPermalink 05/22/07 @ 22:53
Comment from: Janet [Visitor] Email ·
What a shame! I hope they catch the culprits!
PermalinkPermalink 05/22/07 @ 22:59
Comment from: Angel Mama ( Pearls of Wisdom) [Visitor] Email ·
How sad and what a shame. It was a beautiful ship. Thanks for sharing.

Angel Mama ():)
PermalinkPermalink 05/23/07 @ 00:07
Comment from: amy [Visitor] Email ·
Thats an awesome ship..Would love to see itt
PermalinkPermalink 05/23/07 @ 01:56
Comment from: Jarid Caydon's blog [Visitor] Email ·
I love ships, that is a very beautiful one.
PermalinkPermalink 05/23/07 @ 02:13
Comment from: Melissa [Visitor] Email ·
Good photo choice, what a beautiful ship. So sad what has happened. :(
PermalinkPermalink 05/23/07 @ 09:15
Comment from: autumn [Visitor] Email ·
very interesting, thanks for sharing that
PermalinkPermalink 05/23/07 @ 10:23
Comment from: Rayne [Visitor] Email ·
what a beautiful ship. I was truly saddened to hear about the fire. Why would someone do something like that?
Just breaks the heart.
PermalinkPermalink 05/23/07 @ 11:05
Comment from: Donna W [Visitor] Email ·
Very sad.
PermalinkPermalink 05/23/07 @ 11:33
Comment from: Donna W [Visitor] Email ·
Oops, I put the wrong URL in for my website! Sorry!
PermalinkPermalink 05/23/07 @ 11:34
Comment from: Sherry (Redbud) [Visitor] Email ·
What a shameful waste!
PermalinkPermalink 05/23/07 @ 16:02
Comment from: JennieBoo [Visitor] Email ·
NO! Such a beauty. Why would ANYONE want to deface such a historical beauty?

Beautiful pic, though.

Thanks for sharing!

Happy WW and blessings for a nice week ahead!
PermalinkPermalink 05/23/07 @ 16:33
Comment from: autumn [Visitor] ·
great picture
PermalinkPermalink 05/24/07 @ 00:13
Comment from: khlari [Visitor] Email ·
People just do incomprehensibly stupid
things...that ship was part of my childhood, and
I just can't get my head around why anyone would want to destroy something so beautiful...
PermalinkPermalink 05/25/07 @ 06:30

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