Saturday, April 24, 2010

Heather Belle - Artist Unknown

Heather Belle (Artist Unknown) - Completed c. 1860
Romance of Sail Stamp Series issued 1998 Australia
Held in the Crowther Collection - State Library of Tasmania

This boat was built in 1855 and it mainly traded on the route from Sydney to Melbourne, although it did once complete a speedy passage from Melbourne to Britain in 67 days in 1856.  The boat had a relatively long life before being broken up in Balmain Sydney in 1894.

This is one of four ships that are depicted in this series: Romance of Sail.

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