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Port Adelaide

"Port Adelaide" at Lyttelton.

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Well down to her marks and freshly painted after a stay on the NZ coast. Looks about ready to sail for "home".
 

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Dave it is a truly lovely photo...you seem to have quite a store. The thing that I like most about this particular scene is the rinky dink signage for No 4 Jetty. very then...and not now........lucky if you can get onto the wharf area at all. I worked as a Boatman in Lyttelton for a time and was tasked to repaint the various signs ie Fire Hoses Boxes and Life Rings etc aroung the Port.......what a bludge...I managed to use some creative flair until asked politely to stop by Senior Boatman John Fellows I have a photo of the Team somewhere..I will find and post. Strange Days indeed. KPC
 

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She was the first Port Line vessel to be equipped to use boiler oil in her main machinery. When built she had a single raked pole mast forward of her bridge between numbers two & three hatches. It was found that the mast vibrated greatly when the ship was underway and so a set of samson posts were built in its place. A 3 ton Clyde crane serves number four and five hatches.
 

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