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The Joseph Conrad at Mystic Seaport, CT, seen through the windows of the cordage workshop. The iron-hulled fully rigged sailing ship, originally launched as Georg Stage in 1882 and used to train sailors in Denmark. After sailing around the world as a private yacht in 1934 she served as a training ship in the United States, and is now moored at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut. Australian sailor and author Alan Villiers saved Georg Stage in 1934 from the scrappers and renamed the ship in honor of famed sea author Joseph Conrad. Villiers planned a circumnavigation with a crew of mostly boys. Joseph Conrad sailed from Ipswich on 22 October 1934, crossed the Atlantic Ocean to New York City, then down to Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town, and across the Indian Ocean and through the East Indies. After stops in Sydney, New Zealand, and Tahiti, Joseph Conrad rounded Cape Horn and returned to New York on 16 October 1936, having traveled a total of some 57,000 miles (92,000 km). Villiers was bankrupted as a result of the expedition (although he did get three books out of the episode - Cruise of the Conrad, Stormalong, and Joey Goes to Sea), and sold the ship in 1936 to Huntington Hartford, heir to the A&P supermarket fortune, who added an engine and used her as a yacht. In 1939 Hartford transferred the vessel to the Maritime Commission, who used her for training until 1945. After being laid up for two years, the ship was transferred to Mystic Seaport. In addition to her role as a museum, she is also a static training vessel and is employed by Mystic Seaport to house campers attending the Joseph Conrad Sailing Camp. The ship is fully rigged, just on a smaller scale than comparable ships, and this way very handy as a teaching vessel. Architecture Clear Sky Close-up Cordage Workshop. Day Joseph Conrad Lock Masts Metal Mystic Seaport No People Outdoors Security Bar Sky Window Window Frame Windows Workshop Ship Sailing Ship Three Master Sailing Vessel Nautical Vessel Nautical Nautical Scene