Places we visited…

Burnie

One of the more unusual voyages that Bank Line ships sometime made was from Par (Fowey) in Conwall to Burnie in Tasmania. Click on the link below to read a fascinating account of such a Bank Line voyage. With a full cargo of bulk China clay, the voyage half way around the world averaged around 45 days at sea. The cargo was destined for a paper and board mill which operated for around 70 years and employed a max of 4000 people at it’s peak.

Burnie – at the top centre

Click below

https://petercleife.org/around-the-world-in-five-and-a-half-months/

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