Damaged schooner INCA at anchor

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Where: 10 W Cres St, McMahons Point NSW 2060, Australia

When: 01 January 1920

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    quasymody

    • 24/Oct/2013 04:06:42

    nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16880303 SMH report 17 December, 1920 images.slsa.sa.gov.au/mpcimg/07750/B7748.htm earlier pic

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 24/Oct/2013 09:03:20

    She was a beautiful ship, built 1896, "the first true five-masted schooner built on the West Coast." [of the USA] - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inca_(schooner) Sunk off Sydney in 1926 - "She worked her last years as a hulk. On 22nd of December 1926 she was set on fire as a prop for the film "For the Term of his Natural Life"." - www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?50681 See also trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/16338671

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 24/Oct/2013 09:06:19

    The whole 1929 film of 'For The Term of His Natural Life' is up on YouTube - spot this ship (something for a rain day!) - youtu.be/DNymvc1K5Ko

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 24/Oct/2013 21:22:56

    Found! The relevant bit in the film, only eight minutes in, as the HYDASPES - "All day a black cloud streaked the horizon." ... ... youtu.be/DNymvc1K5Ko?t=8m0s

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    quasymody

    • 25/Oct/2013 00:51:05

    Hey, that ship could have been restored! Just love those convicts...

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    Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons

    • 25/Oct/2013 04:13:09

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] Fantastic! A movie star!

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    miniopterus

    • 25/Oct/2013 10:59:40

    The master of the Inca tells the story of the dismasting and near sinking:

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    KrisFricke

    • 25/Oct/2013 20:33:27

    Yikes!!

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    KrisFricke

    • 25/Oct/2013 20:37:27

    And it has a wikipedia article! Someone should add this photo to the article (as far as I can tell the rights allow that)

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    Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons

    • 28/Oct/2013 01:28:09

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/commissariat] Thanks! Done :)

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    quasymody

    • 20/Nov/2016 06:51:27

    JFI...the Inca appears in a couple of NLA Fairfax Collection pics of derelict ships at Berrys Bay...I gather the pics were taken in 1922... trove.nla.gov.au/work/189730820 trove.nla.gov.au/work/189730810

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 20/Nov/2016 12:07:31

    [https:[email protected]] Excellent finds! Both photos have "INCA SYDNEY" on the stern; not "INCA SAN FRANCISCO" as seen in the photo above (see note). Which might mean something about the date ... [i had forgotten all about this one]

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    Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons

    • 23/Nov/2016 05:42:26

    [https:[email protected]] and [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia/] Great finds! Thanks for the links - Kate.