Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Restored Cutty Sark

The last of the tea clippers has been restored after a fire nearly destroyed the famed ship, and the UK Daily Mail has its usual wonderful photos.

Sample:


That's the copper-sheathed hull of the ship, something you normally never see. The copper plating prevents teredos (shipworms) from boring into the wood and weakening it.

1 comment:

DirtCrashr said...

Too bad it's laid-up indrydock for the googly-eyed pedestrians, it really belongs in the water where it can strut its stuff.