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Sailing boat Southern Swan on Sydney Harbour 18.3.2010

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Looks to be of Baltic origin Peter .....nearly bought one myself once .... thank goodness I did not !!
 

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This the an ex danish baltic trader . Build in 1922 by K.Andersen of Frederikssund as the " Mathilde ". after sailing as " Pacific " and " H.C.Andersen " she was sold and rerigged as a barkentine in 1977 in Stornoway and renamed " OUR SVANEN " , registered in the Hebriden . 1985 sailed as chartership and traininship for the Canadian Sea Cadets . Sold to Sail Pacific Charters of Vancouver , she took part in the First Fleet Re-enactment from Uk to Australia .She became a sail trainingship in Australia and since 1990 sailed as a chartervessel from Sydney .
She used to sail as " SVANEN " , when i don't know and her new name , " Southern Swam " , when she's got this name i don't know .
Greetings ,
Philippe
 

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Thanks for the info, Philippe. More details are at http://www.sydneytallships.com.au/history.html
 

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