March - Falkland Islands [Malvinas]. The
hulk of the Great Britain was beached in Sparrow Cove about 3.5 miles from
Stanleyin 1937. This was a late afternoon picture when sun light caught the hull's
aged wooden sheathing. In that year we made two visits to the old ship. One for
filming the recovery of the bowsprit - you can see it is missing, and a second
trip to catch the light.
- 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 © 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. The masts and original
rigging were cut down in the 1970 salvage.