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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

City is Melbourne, Southwharf, Seafarers Bridge. Ship would have to be the Polly Woodside. Given the colour of the bowsprit, couldn't be anything else.


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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Well done TDW!
It is indeed the Polly Woodside which is preserved in Melbourne in the South Bank precinct. The ship was built in Belfast and launched in 1885. She is an iron hulled three mast barque that operated from 1885 till about 1962.
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I knew the ship didn't match.


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Ok, try this.


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Knowing your predilection for the area North of Sydney is a big help and that sure looks like a railway bridge. I wonder how many railway bridges there are in that area.

I think we are looking at the Brooklyn railway bridge on River Hawkesbury near Broken Bay.

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Knowing your predilection for the area North of Sydney is a big help and that sure looks like a railway bridge. I wonder how many railway bridges there are in that area.

I think we are looking at the Brooklyn railway bridge on River Hawkesbury near Broken Bay.
Nice bit of detective work, Geoff!!

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Indeed it was a nice bit of DW .... all yours Geoff.

Taken during our recent trip. To the left is Dangar Island. We were anchored just out of Geoff's GE image. Off to right ... top right. We were meeting up with another couple of boats and then to dinner on the island with an ex club member from Balmain and his lady who moved up to the island a few years back. Nice spot but I'm not convinced about these small outlying communities where everyone knows what everyone else is up to.

There is btw a fabulous winter cruising ground beyond that bridge. I used to go up there a lot when I had the old 28'er. Sadly Raven and Kukka are too long in the mast. (Winter because in summer the river is littered with knobheads on water skis and jet skis.)

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I have the city (very far from VA), and can see that the picture was taken while the ship was in the drydock, but the picture on Google maps shows that dock to be dry, so I'm not sure which classic ship this could be.
The following snap looks like the potential location:


Any hints?
Apologies, Zanshin you were spot on with the location as per your photo. Yr shot was obviously taken during construction of the dock but as can be seen the Polly Woodside is berthed nearby. (For some reason your photo did not initially display in the thread.)

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Sorry for the delay, I was zooming up to Boston before the storm. Also, as we might be without power and therefore communications, if we have a positive ID, please don't bother to wait for me to confirm.


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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Boats and distant church spires look very Euro.. I know Rotterdam has a large floating restaurant similar to that in the background... the location isn't the same as where we saw it.

But the boats look very 'Dutch'.. are we in Holland?

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