Five-masted American barquentine MONTEREY in Sydney Harbour

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Where: Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman NSW 2088, Australia

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When: 31 July 2003

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This photograph depicts the American barquentine MONTEREY in Sydney Harbour, with Clark Island to the left and Fort Denison in the distance to the right. Formerly the British wool clipper ship CYPROMENE, the vessel was built in 1878 and broken up in 1937.

This photo is part of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s Samuel J. Hood Studio collection. Sam Hood (1872-1953) was a Sydney photographer with a passion for ships. His 60-year career spanned the romantic age of sail and two world wars. The photos in the collection were taken mainly in Sydney and Newcastle during the first half of the 20th century.

If reproduced or distributed, this image should be clearly attributed to the collection of the Australian National Maritime Museum; and not be used for any commercial or for-profit purposes without the permission of the museum. For more information see our Flickr Commons Rights Statement.

The ANMM undertakes research and accepts public comments that enhance the information we hold about images in our collection. This record has been updated accordingly.

Photographer: Samuel J. Hood Studio Collection

Object no. 00024643


Owner: Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons
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    • 24/Feb/2014 04:28:46

    Any idea which ship this might be?

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    • 25/Feb/2014 05:43:27

    In Sydney Harbour, rather than at sea.

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    • 25/Feb/2014 11:25:04

    Evidently she was originally the CYPROMENE, a British wool clipper ship. Built in Southampton, UK 1878 and broken up in 1937. See - Changed name and nationality flag in 1904 - As the CYPROMENE (different rig) -

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    • 26/Feb/2014 00:23:21

    Not a schooner, look at the foremast rigging--certainly appreciate sharing the photo collection.

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    • 04/Mar/2014 03:59:56

    [] [] [] thanks all! Appreciate your contributions, we've updated our records :)