Cork: Merchant City

Cork: Merchant City


Four Masted Sailing Ship Moored at Albert Quay, c.1880-1910.

This is a sight once common in the Port of Cork. This type of vessel was the largest and most highly developed type of wind-powered ship afloat, and was used mainly for long distance bulk cargoes, before being gradually replaced by steam ships in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Four Masted Sailing Ship

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