Cutty Sark’s $80,895,000 resoration

On April 27, 2012, in History, by CaptRR

Cutty Sark

 

Gizmodo.com is reporting:

Simply Stunning—The World Famous Cutty Sark After Its £50 Million Renovation

The Cutty Sark is kind of a big deal. It’s the last tea clipper in existence and is considered a national maritime treasure by the British. So when she was badly damaged in a fire in 2007, the British government spent £50 million restoring her. These are the results.

Conservation of the Cutty Sark is among the most extensive ever taken on a historical ship. The ship suffered extensive damage in a fire that raged for hours before firefighters could bring it under control.

The complete Gizmodo.com post and additional pics is here.

(I saw her a number of years ago and am ready for another trip to the Royal Observatory)

 


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