the Eye sailing!
Eye of the Wind rounding Cape Horn
Alan Campbell wrote me: 'This pic [is] taken on 10th Dec '91 at the Horn from MV world Discoverer, we are 49 days from Auckland'.
Now imagine: for 42 years no commercial square rigger rounded the Horn. Who ever on the merchant vessel first spotted masts and yards, must have thought of the drinks he had...
The last commercial cargo to Cape Horn was carried in the Pamir on 11 July 1949. The grain cargo was landed at Avonmouth after the ship had reached the mark off Queenstown for orders to go to Avonmouth to discharge cargo after a 128-day journey.
Thanks to Alan and the guy from the World Discoverer, who passed this picture to him and Chris Roche for the informations about the Pamir!