When it comes to the city of Adelaide, many Australians are sure to be able to trace back their ancestry to this seaport village. Many ships have been sailing in and out of the docks here, mainly from London. Therefore, it is no wonder that one of those age-old ships still remains today and has been preserved by the The Clipper Ship City of Adelaide Ltd.
City of Adelaide
In this case, the “City of Adelaide” does not speak of the city but a magnificent ship that was constructed in the 1860s. This ship was built by William Pile, Hay and Co for the purpose of carrying goods and passengers from England to Australia.
This hue ship has played an influential role in the immigration of people to Australia. It was launched on the 7th of May 1864 and since then has been sailing across the ocean on 23 voyages annually till 1887.
The ship’s permanent home
An agreement between SA Government and Clipper Ship was signed on in September 2019, the document was with regard to making Dock 2 the permanent home of this old ship. Steps have been taken to help preserve the ship.
Other historic ships
The City of Adelaide certainly looks brilliant on its perch in Dock 2. Therefore, it has been decided that Dock 2 will be home to many other historic ships that are waiting to be displayed. If you are interested in seeing this ship, inquire with local Adelaide hotels, such as properties by Avani Hotels & Resorts on how to get there.