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This may not be the best forum for this photo/info - mods please move if required.

 

While on holiday in Tasmania recently I visited the Tasmanian Maritime Museum in Hobart.  While small, it had some interesting artifacts including this section of timber from the bow of an unknown vessel believed to be mid-1800s (possibly the Hope).  It shows some good exampls of the copper/brass fixings.  It is a slightly fuzzy photo as I had to shoot hand held without flash under some very poor lighting.

 

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I hope it is of benefit to some members?

 

cheers

 

Pat

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Hi folks,

 

Also on this holiday we took a look in at a National Trust House called Runnymede; which was at one time, the home of a very successful Whaling ship captain and owner of a fleet of whaling ships based in Hobart, Tasmania.

 

In there I found a couple of canvas mats/runners which I believe may have been made exactly like the ones in ships.  they show Howell made these were with some very intricate patterns and look quite good.  posted for interest.

 

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cheers

 

Pat

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Robin, Druxey, I received the following response (partial text) which I copy below with permission of, and prepared by the Maritime Museum of Tasmania.  It seems that further research has ruled out the "Hope" and identified the vessel as a locally built vessel, the "Petrel", which is more contemporary with your suggested period Robin.

 

I hope this helps satisfy some of your curiosity :)  I will ontinue to pursue the "Hope" as this snippet of info has intrigued me now (not the 'silver' as I am not a salvager) but rather what sort of ship she was.

 

cheers

 

Pat

 

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