Clipper ships were the fastest merchant ships on the oceans back in the 19th Century and one of the most famous was the Cutty Sark. Built in 1869, she was amongst the last of the tea clippers as steam engine technology began to dominate the industry. Pushed out of the tea trade by the newer […]
Check out one of my favorite shots of the Cutty Sark, taken last December when we visited. The new Cutty Sark museum lifts the ship up onto support struts and allows you to walk below the ship. It’s an amazing sight.
The Cutty Sark – an old Tea Clipper that has long been on display in Greenwich – has set it’s reopening date. The famous ship has been closed for almost 5 years now as crews worked to save the ship from disintegrating. Restoration work was delayed by a fire that damaged the ship further (and […]