VINTAGE SOUTH AFRICA (S.A. BAIE JARE GELEDE)

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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."

A photo I took of an old photograph of Cape Town circa 1915. Unsure of original photographer.

A photo I took of an old photograph of Cape Town circa Unsure of original photographer.

Sea Point Station c1901 | According to an old map there were five 'stops' between Three Anchor Bay and the end of the line. This looks like the 'main'station where the present day swimming pool is.

According to an old map there were five 'stops' between Three Anchor Bay and the end of the line. This looks like the 'main'station where the present day swimming pool is. Confirmation would be appreciated.

A model of Cape Town in 1800 as seen from an elevated position to the East of the fortified town. The original model is from the Chavonnes Battery Museum

A model of Cape Town in 1800 as seen from an elevated position to the East of the fortified town. The original model is from the Chavonnes Battery Museum

Cape town Civic Centre under construction - 1975 south africa

Cape town Civic Centre under construction - 1975 south africa

Hout Bay, still a Village 1900 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Hout Bay, still a Village 1900

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