Tasmania - jeffmurray

The Barque Otago

Joseph CONRAD (Jozef Teodor Konrad KORZENIOWSKI 1857 - 1924) was a Polish-born writer and Mariner who became one of the greatest novelists in the English Language. Among his best known were "LORD JIM", "NOSTROMO" and "THE SHADOW LINE", actually written around the barque "OTAGO" which he commanded in 1888 (and pictured here - I think there are two wrecks at this site - this one looks around 45m to me).

Conrad was a man of extraordinary talents as he knew no English until the age of 20 and grew up in a family which had no nautical tradition.

The 367 tonne 44.8m long "OTAGO" was built in Glasgow in 1869 and after sailing the high seas under various commands, including Conrad, was cut down and brought from Sydney to Hobart about 1900 where she became a coal hulk on the Derwent for more than 20 years.

In 1931 she was sold at auction to a Mr. H. Dodge and taken to this site where she was later broken up, some sections being sold as scrap iron to Japan.

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