1885Wavertree was built at Southampton, England in 1885 for R.W. Leyland & Company of Liverpool. She was first employed to carry jute, used in making rope and burlap bags, between eastern India (now Bangladesh) and Scotland. When less than two years old she entered the tramp trades, taking cargoes anywhere in the world she could find them. After sailing for a quarter century, she limped into the Falkland Islands in December 1910, having been almost totally dismasted in a gale off Cape Horn. Rather than re-rigging her, her owners sold her for use as a floating warehouse at Punta Arenas, Chile. She was converted into a sand barge at Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1947, and acquired there by the South Street Seaport Museum in 1968 for eventual restoration to her appearance as a sailing vessel.
|Placed By||South Street Seaport Museum|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 8:57am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 584153 N 4506526|
|Decimal Degrees||40.70535000, -74.00381667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 42.321', W 74° 0.229'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 42' 19.26" N, 74° 0' 13.74" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||646, 212, 917, 845|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 801 E River Bikeway, New York NY 10038, US|
|Alternative Maps||Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap|
Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.