German barque EILBEK, anchored

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Where: 201-207 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

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This photo is part of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s Samuel J. Hood Studio Collection. Sam Hood (1870-1956) was a Sydney photographer with a passion for ships. His 72-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. 00023438-


Owner: Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons
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    • 20/Dec/2009 17:27:16

    Good morning from Colorado. I just returned from Germany after living there for over 30 years. I was honored to be able to print a manuscript from the handwritten notes of my father-in-law (Eduard Matheisen), ship's captain for many years. He served on the "Eilbek" from 1909-11. If interested, I would send you the passage (sorry, in German). His stories are very interesting and perhaps the other ships he sailed on would maybe help you. Ed Molloy

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    Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons

    • 10/Jun/2010 00:53:06

    Hi Ed, many thanks for this. I will pass onto our Curatorial team. regards Karen Roberts ANMM Online Services

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    • 04/Nov/2010 11:01:07

    potted history of "eilbek" at then called Empire Scout

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    • 03/Nov/2012 07:46:56

    [[email protected]] I think yours might be a later 'Eilbeck' (1936). This 'Eilbeck', a 4-masted barque (of 1882?), had dramas with a shifting ballast between Melbourne and Sydney in 1899. See - How she looked when towed into Sydney ! - I wonder if this is after the refit in c.1900? There's not much else in Trove except a visit in 1910 with wheat cargo -, and 1914 with human cargo -