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A Sailor's Woolwork (woolie) of The Crusader, a clipper ship that sailed from Britain to New Zealand, Circa 1875-85

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A Large Sailor's Woolie of the Clipper Ship The Crusader at Anchor in New Zealand,

Circa 1875-85.

The woolie depicts the ship named in the centre below on a bright green sea and anchored to a red buoy, rolling brown hills can be seen in the background  The Crusader made 28 voyages to New Zealand (1871-1897), including thirteen to Lyttelton and averaged 91 days.


Worked in soft shades of blue, green


Dimensions: 28 1/4 x 51 inches, sight.





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Lyttelton


Reference:  

(http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nzbound/crusader.htm)


The clipper ship Crusader made 28 voyages to New Zealand (1871-1897), including thirteen to Lyttelton and averaged 91 days.  This iron ship was built 1865 by Connell, of Glasgow and launched in March 1865. Her registered measurements being: net tonnage 1058; gross 1058; length 210ft; breadth 35.1ft; depth 21.4ft. When she first traded to New Zealand she was owned by the Albion Line, and was painted black, with a yellow streak; and when the company amalgamated in 1883 with the Shaw Savill company, she had painted port holes.