New Home For World’s Oldest Clipper Ship
By John Kinsman of Coastwatch St Monans
The world’s oldest clipper ship, the City of Adelaide (the Carrick) will have a permanent home under a proposed Port Adelaide marine precinct. The state government is planning to move the ship to dock 2, and include a pedestrian bridge and road access.
The City of Adelaide dates back to 1864 and is being restored by a group of volunteers, after being moved to Adelaide from Glasgow a few years ago. The project director says the precinct upgrade will better cater for a large number of people already visiting the ship “We get a lot of tours coming from people who look at the ship and there is nothing else to do around it” said Peter Christopher. “With the other activities, they will be able to come and make a day of it and that will be a real tourist hub”. Work on a master plan for the area will now begin.
The Carrick was laid up in Irvine for many years before being moved to Adelaide, where this picture was taken.