Visit of the Klaraborg

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Title

Visit of the Klaraborg

Description

The Klaraborg, the world's oldest still operating sailing vessel until its sinking in 1982, stayed for 2 weeks on Palmyra in October of 1974. These photos were collected and kept by one of the crew at the time, Gail Maltby. The crew and their story from that time make a fascinating tale, and are well worth an investigation.

The following quote is taken from a website dedicated to the boat's captain at the time, Alby Mangels (who would achieve minor fame in his native Australia), and describes their time there as follows:

"To their (the crew) astonishment there were literally tonnes of machinery and goods - trucks, jeeps, copper cable, tons of fuel, 400-man tents and derelict buildings left to the jungle. Alby's own words: 'We rushed from building to building like children in a toy shop, simply not believing anyone could leave so much valuable material behind in their haste to leave the island.' Thinking 'finders keepers', they repaired the old army trucks, enabling them to transport a large diesel engine onto the Klaraborg to replace the existing, unreliable one!" - Source Website

Creator

Gail Maltby

Date

1971-09-16

Rights

Fair Use (awaiting response from source website owner)

Format

Photo

Language

English

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Original Format

Photo

Citation

Gail Maltby, “Visit of the Klaraborg,” Palmyra Archive, accessed September 15, 2019, http://www.palmyraarchive.org/items/show/80.