LEVERNBANK – The sailing vessel

Plenty of headgear here!

The Master, Officers, and crew on the deck of the four-masted bark LEVERNBANK, Puget Sound port, Washington, ca 1904 

Alan Villiers, the famous author, ship owner, and Cape Horner wrote about incidents on the Levernbank a year after the above photo was taken. An extract is printed below, courtesy of his book called, ” The War with Cape Horn”.

This beautiful ship was abandoned at sea 5 years later when fully loaded with iron ore. She was in the Western Ocean 300 miles west of the Scilly Isles.

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