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Clan Macleod leaving Auckland
The barque Clan Macleod leaving Auckland, New Zealand.
Oil on board (800x 600)mm

The Clan Macleod was the original name of the James Craig which is now fully restored in Sydney.  All details and history of this vessel can be found on the page James Craig leaving Sydney.

This oil shows Auckland sometime during the first few years of the 19th. century with the end of Queen's Wharf on the right and the Railway Wharf to the left.  Running across the background is Quay Street and the tall white buiding with the chimney is the Northern Roller Mills. The sailing craft in the foreground is a local centreboard fishing smack known as a "mullet boat".  These boats became popular for racing and many of them, old and recently built, race on the Waitemata, Auckland's harbour.