Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Oakland Estuary in Earlier Days

Found this picture over at The Adventures of the Sailing Vessel Macha.

A previous life for the Oakland Estuary and what a difference. Many of the last square riggers such as Star of India and Falls of Clyde had a stint in this fleet as well as working as lumber carriers and Cape Horners.

If you want a fictional, yet historic picture of ships like these, I would suggest Sterling Hayden's Voyage, A Novel of 1896.

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