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Today, the lovely Clan Macleod is being restored to sailing condition as the James Craig in Sydney, Australia (see pages 25-27). When these photographs were taken, ca.1895, the three-masted bark, built in Glasgow in 1874 , was sailing between New Zealand and New York on a regular run, taking kerosene and manufactured goods south and flax , kauri gum and wool north. The photographer captured her under tow in the East River (be low) , possibly from the ferry, and at a pier in South Street (above) , perhaps from the upperfloor of one of the maritime businesses lining the wate1front.

SEA HISTORY 83, WINTER 1997-98

The remarkable clarity of th e images is retained after a century , and many of the buildings across the rive r along the Brooklyn wate1front remain today. There is some question about wh ether Alice Austen or her uncle , Oswald Muller , who gave her herfirst camera and her first lessons , made these particular photographs . The sleeves that held the glass plates are missing, so we do not have her usual notes. Both Austen and Muller photograph ed other images from this period in South Street.

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