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Negative - French Sailing Ship at Yarra Street Pier, Geelong, Victoria, 1917 Image Reg. No: MM 6767

Description Of Content:
View looking west along Yarra Street Pier, Geelong, showing an iron-hulled French square-rigged sailing ship or baque moored at the right. In the background can be seen the skyline of Geelong, including the chimney of the old Geelong Power Station (built 1900) at the corner of Yarra and Brougham Streets, and the Dennys Lascelles and Dalgety wool stores.

This vessel is possibly the French sailing vessel "Duguay Trouin" which loaded bagged wheat at Geelong between 8th and 26th Septenber, 1917.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Leslie Purnell, 1988
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: jetties, piers, sailing vessels, ships, wheat exports
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Transport Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Wind Power - Sailing Vessels
Tertiary Classification: square riggers
Inscriptions: Hand-written inscription over top section of print: 'French Sailing Ship at Yarra St Pier G'long 1917'
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 1917
Ship Depicted: 1917
References: Vessel identified in Collections Online comment posted by Richard Jenkins, 08 Sep 2012 8:42 pm, referring to "a French correspondent ... identifies the vessel as one of a class of three, but the only survivor by the time 1917 came around."


Richard Jenkins Posted on 08 Sep 2012 8:42 PM
I believe this vessel is s.v. "Duguay Trouin" which loaded bagged wheat in Geelong between 08 and 26 Sept, 1917. This is supported by a French correspondent who identifies the vessel as one of a class of three, but the only survivor by the time 1917 came around.

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