Thursday, 18 April 2013

Darling Harbour, Australian National Maritime Museum

These two vessels are on permanent display at the Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour. The Commonwealth Lightship 4 Carpentaria, is a floating unmanned lighthouse that was built in 1917. It was anchored in locations where a permanent light could not be built, until it was retired in 1985. The HMAS Advance is a navy patrol boat that was commissioned in 1968 and served out of Darwin, Northern Territory until 1980.

13 comments:

  1. What a great shot! I love the information you included.

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  2. I haven't seen a floating light station before, but that it what I immediately thought of before I read your text.

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  3. Sometimes this gorgeous red vessel is also moored next to the James Craig at Wharf 7. They made such a contrast against the bland white buildings of Darling Harbour in the background. I managed to squeeze both these vessels into a painting (see "A Tall ship and a Lightship" at http://janebennettartist.blogspot.com.au/2011/02/tall-ship-and-lightship.html )

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    1. Thank you so much Jim for the lovely comments & for visiting my blog.

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  4. Hi Jim, Stunning snap of the vessels with the city skyline in the background.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  5. Wonderful photo of the ships. My father has a huge interest in ships of all kinds. I've never seen a floating lighthouse before - and that's very interesting.

    Inside Cambodia

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  6. Interesting history, particularly about the lightship. Beautiful image of the harbor.

    ~Lindy

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  7. a floating lighthouse--that is interesting. beautiful spot for a maritime museum.

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  8. how neat, i don't think i've seen a floating lighthouse!

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  9. Wow. That looks really interesting. I have never been to a lighthouse before let alone a floating one.

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