Sunday, May 02, 2010
The Balclutha, a steel-hulled sailing ship, was built in Glasgow in 1886. She was one of the last working square riggers on the high seas. Changes in owners were accompanied by new names: first, the Star of Alaska, and then the Pacific Queen. One of her last voyages was during an appearance in Mutiny on the Bounty in 1935. The ship was acquired by the San Francisco Maritime Museum in 1954.
The camera is my Zeiss Ikon Ikonta A 520, with a Tessar lens and the Compur Rapid shutter. The 6x4.5 format on 120 film yields images with great resolution, and the camera fits easily in a pocket.