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City of Adelaide Clipper Ship Community Event

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by Paula McManus (subscribe)
Photography obsessed writer and urban explorer. Lover of nature, art and long weekends. Adelaide, South Australia.
Happy 150th Birthday
Clipper Ship, City of Adelaide
Clipper ship City of Adelaide (©paula mcmanus)

A couple of months ago, the magnificent and historical Clipper ship, the City of Adelaide came home. It was very exciting to see her back in the Port.

On Saturday the 17th of May there will be a very special community event to officially welcome the ship home and also to celebrate her 150th Birthday.

The event is also a fundraiser to help raise the much needed money to build the ship a permanent home in Port Adelaide. If you're not able to attend this event, then please consider making a tax-deductible online donation.

Clipper Ship, City of Adelaide
Clipper ship City of Adelaide (©paula mcmanus)

The City of Adelaide is the world's oldest clipper ship and only 1 of 2 that remain in the world. Nearly 900 passengers travelled to South Australia on the ship over a period of 23 years - of these pioneers, there are more than 250,000 estimated direct descendants.

For the first time since she returned home, the Community Event will give visitors a chance to see the ship up close and also, in an Australian first, view a live feed of vision inside the ship.

The event organisers are expecting 15,000 people to attend this very special event and invite all South Australians to come along and enjoy the day.

There'll be a sailing flotilla, food, drinks, art and craft stalls, maritime/history/genealogy groups, and entertainment featuring buskers and bands - something for the whole family to enjoy.

Hope to see many of you there on Saturday 17th May from 10am to 5pm.

Dock 1 Port Adelaide
Dock 1 Port Adelaide. Photo from Google Maps

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Why? Celebrate history
When: Saturday 17th May, from 10am to 5pm
Where: Dock 1, Port Adelaide
Cost: Gold Coin donation
Your Comment
Do you know who is organising the food and drinks section?
Thanks :)
by Paul Arguile (score: 2|133) 2019 days ago
The 'City of Adelaide' is regarded by maritime historians as one of the top 12 most important historic ships in the world to still exist today. Other ships in this category include the 'Cutty Sark' and the 'Vasa'.
by harbi (score: 1|13) 2019 days ago
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