For the love of a clipper ship

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One lone Englishman has occupied the historic clipper ship City of Adelaide in an attempt to stop it being moved from Scotland to South Australia.

Work is proceeding around the ship in southwest Scotland to build a 100-ton steel cradle to carry the 148-year-old ship — the world's oldest surviving clipper — to a barge to begin its trip to Port Adelaide for display.

Peter Maddison moved into the ship this week, seeking media attention in protesting against that move, arguing the ship should instead be sent to Sunderland, England, where it was built in 1864.

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