Gallery B: The Duyfken
1606 Replica Project,
Fremantle Western Australia
will need the free QuickTime Plugin to view the QuickTime VRs
on this site. Download QuickTime for Macintosh or Windows here.
The Duyfken 1606 Replica Foundation Project is a maritime
archaeological exercise, recreating a working, full scale replica
of the Dutch jacht, Duyfken. The reconstruction took place at the
Maritime Museum in Fremantle, Western Australia.
For more than 2 years, Mastery Multimedia captured the evolution
of The Duyfken with QuickTime VR Photography, from when the bare
ribs (known as futtocks) were first in place, to her sea trials
off the coast of WA, before her departure. Our final QTVRs, taken
on board the 'Little Dove' as she crested and dipped through the
open seas off Fremantle were the most technically challenging and
personally fulfilling of the entire process.
The Duyfken has since completed successful journeys from Fremantle,
Western Australia, to Banda, Indonesia, Queensland via the Cape
York Peninsula, and in late 2002, completed an extraordinary voyage
from Australia to The Netherlands.
26th March, 2000: Mastery Multimedia
sails on the Duyfken during final testing.
Duyfken Sailing off the WA coast, 26th March, 2000 |
A small number of passengers were privileged to work
as crew on The Duyfken for the day.
Node 24: Using
the halyard to raise the sails.
Node 26: Preparing
the mizzen. View from the aftcastle.
Node 28: View from
the stern, sailing west.
Node 29: The hold:
hammocks, sea chests, ballast and ropes.
Node 30: The whipstaff
area of the aftcastle.
Visit our QTVR Documentary Archive of the Building of The Duyfken,
and read more about the Duyfken 1606 Replica Foundation here.
2 years of shipwrights at work on The Duyfken, captured via QuickTime
Read more background material on the Duyfken's award-winning living history
website here. Tech
Specs: We captured the images with a Canon EOS 620 camera with a Sigma
17-35mm AF lens, on a Kaidan QuickPan Magnum Head. These five Panoramas
stitched with The VR Worx.
this page last updated
December 27, 2010