Falkland Island (Malvinas).
The skeletal hulk of Capricorn a 380 ton wooden barque from Wales. This
view is looking west along the Stanley Harbour inlet. In 1881 Capricorn
was carrying Welsh coal bound for the West Coast of South America and like many
other ships of the time met near disaster in bad weather off Cape Horn. After
a very close call, the ship headed for the safety of the Falkland Islands where
it was condemned as unseaworthy. After many years as a storage hulk in the harbour
the Capricorn was eventually scuttled in this spot in 1942. The bird on
the stern is a Rock Cormorant Phalacrocrax magellanicus but today (2015)
not much is left of this gallant little ship, not even a perch.
Nikon F 35mm Single Lens Reflex with Nikkor 50 mm F1.4 lens. Film - Kodak Plus
X Pan 1/250 second F8. Developed by hand in Stanley in the darkroom of local photographer
John Leonard using Kodak Microdol at normal dilution.
- Falkland Islands 6770 /04 -04 © Marion Morrison