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.
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Photographer: Samuel J. Hood Studio Collection
Object no. 00024643
Owner: Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons