OLD SHIPS COMPANY

JAMES CRAIG

The Great Iron Survivor

Documentary - Maritime History

Presented By: Chris Wisbey

Duration: 56 mins

 

SYNOPSIS

Rounding the Horn 23 times, James Craig was a hero among classic windjammers, who rode the ebb and flow of world trade. Reborn as a global trader after WW2, another bust saw her destined to end her days as a rusting hulk at the very end of the world. In a strange twist, a crew of steamship enthusiasts breathed life into the dead wreck. Through their dedication and tenacity, James Craig sails again, as queen of one of the world's great waterways, Sydney Harbour.

 

HISTORY

THE JAMES CRAIG

THE JAMES CRAIG

 

 RESTORATION

IN HER WAKE

The remarkable story of the recovery and restoration of James Craig reflects over 20 years of commitment from a passionate group of volunteers. They transformed a rusting hulk beached in a remote southern Tasmanian bay to a sailing barque on Sydney Harbour. James Craig is now one of only four fully operational 19th century barques in the world. In 2003 she was awarded the World Ships Trust's International Maritime Heritage Medal for authentic restoration.

 

INTERVIEWS

 

MAKING THE CRAIG

Our production team followed the James Craig