Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Bark Endeavor

Took the rug rat down to Fremantle today to watch Her Majesty's Bark Endeavor return home after 12 years.  The replica was built here but now lives in Sydney.  The Endeavor was the ship that claimed Australia for the British Empire.  After her voyage to Australia she was used to transport British troops to the American colonies during the American War of Independence.  She was scuttled at the entrance of Newport Harbour in the US in an effort to deny access to the port by a fleet of French ships arriving with French troops.

A Fire Fighting boat leads the way.

 Endeavor enters the port.
 Man, sailing ships are sure slow.

And away she goes past us.

7 comments:

Ray Rousell said...

Excellent photos!!!

Paul of the Man Cave said...

Nice!

The Angry Lurker said...

Slow and steady and no press gangs, good pics.

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Cool looking ship!

Christopher

Mike said...

Nice post. Imagine crossing the ocean on her.

Monty said...

Great stuff, I've seen the other replica (which has a steel rather than wooden frame) while visiting Whitby, North Yorkshire - very impressive.

Captain Richard's miniature Civil War said...

Isnt it amazing how many replicas there are in the world...great looking ship