Cutty Sark ravaged by fire

Cutty SarkIt’s a sad day for tourism in the UK.   This morning the popular  Greenwich attraction ‘The Cutty Sark‘ – a landmark for London Marathon runners and commonly regarded as one of the most important ships in the world – was ravaged by fire.   Built in 1869, it was one of the last tea clippers ever constructed and designed to be able to make long voyages quickly. Pictures from television would seem to suggest that the extent of the damage is enormous.  Perhaps the only saving grace is that some of the artifacts had been taken away whilst the vessel was undergoing extensive restoration work. The incident is being treated as suspicious but is yet to be fully investigated.

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