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3 October 2017

Battling a storm off Cape Horn in the Barque Peking 1929.

This incredible footage was taken by a sailor aboard the 4 masted barque Peking as she rounded Cape Horn during a storm. It gives you a dramatic insight into the difficulties ships and their crews could deal with in the course of their life at sea. 

Tremendous storms were often encountered by ships travelling along the south-east coast.  Looking through this blog you will find many stories about ships, crews and passengers fighting for their lives battling monstrous seas stirred up by hurricane-force winds

The Peking Battles Cape Horn was filmed by Captain Irving Johnson in 1929, & was voiced over by him in 1980.


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