Three masted barque ALTCAR at anchor, Sydney Harbour

The image captures a three masted barque at anchor, possibly a port of registry at Sydney. The image captures four long-boats approaching the ship’s stern. This is a stern portside view.


This photo is part of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s William J Hall collection. The Hall collection provides an important pictorial record of recreational boating in Sydney Harbour, from the 1890s to the 1930s – from large racing and cruising yachts, to the many and varied skiffs jostling on the harbour, to the new phenomenon of motor boating in the early twentieth century. The collection also includes images of the many spectators and crowds who followed the sailing races.


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Object no. ANMS1092[186]

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Taken on December 20, 1890