March - Sparrow Cove, Falkland Islands [Malvinas]. Wooden dead-eyes and traditional
hemp rope stays on the port side for the huge foremast of the Great Britain.
Here the Great Britain lies where she was beached in April 1937 and
it is unlikely that these ropes had been touched since then. The ropes could be
even older as the Great Britain as a steamship was converted to sail in
the late 1870s.
- Nikon F 35mm with Nikkor 5.8cm F1.4 lens. Film - Kodak Plus X Pan 1/250 second
F11. Developed by hand in Stanley in the darkroom of local photographer John Leonard
using Kodak Microdol at normal dilution.
- SSGB 69-06-21 © Marion Morrison
1970 the original hull designed and built by William Paterson was taken from the
Falkland Islands [Malvinas] to Bristol, England. After many years the hull has
now been restored and forms the basis of the splendid reconstruction of the 1843
steamship SS Great Britain,
conceived by the Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel.