On 8 Aug 2007, I received the following email:
"I recently stumbled across your site
with relation to the Lady Elizabeth. I am interested to know of any
additional information you may about this wreck. My great
grandfather was the captain of this ship from the late 1800's to the
early 1900's so I have a rather personal interest in hearing of any
developments that you may be aware of. I must say, it was rather
haunting to see the images of the wreck on your site. I had always
been under the impression that the barque had sunk, and was very
moved to actually see it as it stands today. The wonders of the
On 10 Aug 2007 I received the following email:
"I've scanned and attached the bulk of
what I have that directly relates to the Lady Elizabeth.
"I would be more than happy for you to incorporate any of these
documents into a new web page on the Lady Elizabeth. This Barque has
always had a very special place in not only my heart - but that of
my family too. It would be a tremendous accomplishment to see her
restored... and I'm more than happy to help...
"I hope at least some of these documents are useful to you.
"And wasn't my Great Grandfather such a handsome man!!!
Later on 10 Aug 2007, I received the
"Just one more things Mori - after
reading Hugh Cross's sentiments with regards to the restoration of
the Barque - I must admit that I agree with his views (in some
parts) about not fully restoring the Barque. I admit - I do believe
that nothing can ever be truly restored to it's true glory - and you
run the risk of losing the beauty and charm that exists in it's
current state and therefore almost making it's former glory
"I think - and I may be a bit biased here - that this wreck is
probably one of the most "romantic" looking wrecks I have ever seen.
Her current condition and the angle she currently wrests on
contributes so much to her appeal - in my eyes - she was once upon a
time a magnificent looking Barque - and in my opinion - she still is
- magnificent. In a lot of ways I agree with Hugh's comments that he
would like to see at most the deterioration slowed as much as
"I felt my excitement and enthusiasm may have got the better of me
when I said that I would love to see her fully restored. Quite
honestly - I think if she could be preserved in her current state -
then that would be the best outcome for the Lady Elizabeth herself.
"What would you like to see happen to her?
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