The Iron Barque "Poly Woodside" ~ 1885

Windjammers Around The Australian Coast: Past & Present ~ Series 2

This beautifully produced series of maritime art - Windjammer Lithographs from Richard Linton's original pencil sketches are printed in two colours on high quality heavy weight archival paper, giving a rich sepia tone.

The series consists of the following windjammers:

"Polly Woodside" was launched in Belfast in 1885, with dimensions of length 192 feet, breadth 30 feet, with a measurement of 647 tons. The three mast iron barque was first engaged in the United Kingdom to South American trade until bought in 1904 by New Zealand interests. Renamed RONA she traded extensively in the Pacific to Australia and the United States of America.

In 1921 a change of ownership once more, this time to the Australian firm of Howard Smith Industries, where she was converted into a coal lighter and served in this capacity on the Melbourne waterfront until 1965.

"Polly Woodside" was saved from the ship breakers yard with her acquisition by The National Trust (Victoria) and restored to her former beauty. She now forms the nucleus of the Melbourne Maritime Museum.

Image size is 270 mm x 250 mm.



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