|Sydney harbor at dusk|
|Typical local fare|
My guide also made some interesting comments starting around the 6-minute mark concerning the coal industry, which was one of the ship's primary customers back in its heyday around 1910. The ship hauled timber from New Zealand and coal back to the Kiwis on its return. His comments reflect common modern attitudes toward coal, which are quite a bit different than people's attitudes back then. We can afford to be dismissive of a great, dense natural energy source nowadays...at least, we seem to think we can afford to be. Time will tell if attitudes will swing back some day.
Now, if you're interested in seeing the ship in action, you must watch the following video. It shows some great footage of the ship on the rolling seas that look right out of Master and Commander. Wish I could have been in those scenes, as well.
A great ship, and a magnificent tribute to the power of determination of a strong group of like-minded folks. I congratulate the supporters of the James Craig on a job very well done.