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Monday, May 21, 2007

Now Extinct.

The HMS Cutty Sark is burning. Greenwich police say that they are investigating the burning of the last original clipper ship (built of wood on an iron frame, it was one of the fastest, if not the single fastest, merchant ships of its time) as an arson case.

Damned shame.

As really fresh tea is hard to get around here, I may have to purchase a green bottle before the day is through, in homage.

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8 Comments:

At Monday, May 21, 2007 10:17:00 AM, Blogger Babs RN said...

'Tis a crying shame. I hate to see history destroyed. There's something very precious about it.

Maaaaaaatttt......you about ready to post our crossover story? We're waaaaiiitiiiiinnnngggg....;)

 
At Monday, May 21, 2007 11:56:00 AM, Blogger Matt G said...

Sh.

Go back to what you were doing.

I gotta get some sleep. Hopefully will finish tonight, kiddo.

 
At Monday, May 21, 2007 12:39:00 PM, Blogger Babs RN said...

Kiddo - and I'm older than you :) Heh heh heh.

 
At Monday, May 21, 2007 12:53:00 PM, Blogger Kevin said...

That's bloody awful. The Cutty Sark? You can't put a price on a piece of history like that.

 
At Monday, May 21, 2007 5:39:00 PM, Blogger Jonathan said...

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At Monday, May 21, 2007 5:40:00 PM, Blogger Jonathan said...

You have NO idea how much this ticks me off.

 
At Tuesday, May 22, 2007 3:30:00 AM, Blogger Matt G said...

BBC now reports that all may not be lost. The C.S. was in dock for a 6M pound (sterling) refurbishing, and had all of its superstructure stripped down. They were going to pickle the iron frame. The figurehead, the masts, the upper wooden decks, side-planking-- all were safe. The clipper may possibly be rebuilt.

 
At Tuesday, May 22, 2007 10:21:00 AM, Blogger Tam said...

The wood that they were going to remove & replace could have been sawed into chunks and sold to help defray the costs of the resoration, as with HMS Victory.

Sad. :(

 

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