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Cartwrights building and tram in Adderley Street, Cape Town 1917

Cartwrights building and tram in Adderley Street, Cape Town 1917

Cape Town: The Bark, William Hales, Towing Out Of Port In 1886. The featured vessel in this painting is the American bark, William Holes. She was rounding the Cape of Good Hope from Singapore en route to New York when she went aground on a reef off Struis Point. The ships' log reveals the predicament.   "Put in leaky. Struck reef off Struis Point and bumped very heavily. After setting all sail ship came off. All hands worked pumps. Water gained rapidly so made for Table Bay."

Cape Town: The Bark, William Hales, Towing Out Of Port In 1886. The featured vessel in this painting is the American bark, William Holes. She was rounding the Cape of Good Hope from Singapore en route to New York when she went aground on a reef off Struis Point. The ships' log reveals the predicament. "Put in leaky. Struck reef off Struis Point and bumped very heavily. After setting all sail ship came off. All hands worked pumps. Water gained rapidly so made for Table Bay."

The Alfred Basin, Table Bay Harbour, Cape Town. The Alfred Basin, photographed in 1900, is seen here bursting at the seams with the sailing ships that plied their trade to and from the Cape. Through the rigging, a number of other ships can be seen at anchor in Table Bay| Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The Alfred Basin, Table Bay Harbour, Cape Town. The Alfred Basin, photographed…

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A postcard tour of old Cape Town