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Polly Woodside

Postby radstockjeff » 02 Sep 2021, 10:47

This has but one reference to Kings Lynn.

The Polly Woodside is a restored Victorian 3 masted barque with a clipper bow and now rests peacefully, moored in the Duke's Dock on the River Yarra in the centre of Melbourne, Vic. Built for the Woodside Shipping Co by Workman Clarke Ltd in Belfast in 1884 she travelled the world for many years and finished her working life as a coal hulk in Melbourne's Docklands until she was purchased by National Trust Victoria for just 1 cent! The Trust have worked to restore her to her former glory.
The somewhat tenuous link to Kings Lynn comes at the end of her 12th voyage which started in Cardiff in May 1893 taking a cargo of coal to Santos and with a voyage of 2 years returning to King's Lynn (21st June 1895)
via Chittagong,Trinidad, New York, Rio de Janeiro and Rosario. Her Master was Arthur M Arthurs.
She sailed again on 6th July 1895, bound for Belfast via Gothenburg , in ballast.

I know not what her cargo was when she docked at King's Lynn. Any ideas?

Her details. Length 230 feet, Reg Tonnage 678 Tons, Height of main mast 112 ft, Sail area 12,000 sq ft.

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Re: Polly Woodside

Postby EWW » 02 Sep 2021, 13:08

My thinking is it would be timber. If you look in this thread you will a picture of men unloading timber from a sailing ship. I think It might be late 19thc.
Others may come up with something else of course. The port of Rosario exported lots of timber at one time according to the interweb.

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Re: Polly Woodside

Postby Tresagreen » 02 Sep 2021, 13:49

Could have been grain. Polly's main cargo was coal, wheat and nitrates. By the way Jeff are your dates the right way round? She seems to have sailed again before she arrived :D
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Re: Polly Woodside

Postby radstockjeff » 02 Sep 2021, 14:09

Absolutely correct. She arrived 21st June and departed 6th July.
Today's deliberate mistake!!!! :oops: (Need to get my eyes tested)
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Re: Polly Woodside

Postby EWW » 02 Sep 2021, 14:45

Miss Marple strikes again :D
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