Falkland Island (Malvinas).
The skeletal hulk of Capricorn a 380 ton wooden barque from Wales. This
view is looking from the bow to the stern eastwards along the Stanley Harbour
inlet. Stanley is in the distant right. 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. Today (2015) very little remains
of this gallant little ship.
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 - 05 © Marion Morrison