Built in Hamburg, Germany in 1911, the mighty four-masted barque Peking is one of the famous "Flying P Liners" of F. Laeisz Lines. Employed in the nitrate trade, Peking made voyages from Europe to the west coast of South America with general cargo and returned filled with guano for use in the making of fertilizer and explosives. Peking was made famous by the Irving Johnson filmAround Cape Horn which documented her 1929 passage around the southern tip of South America in hurricane conditions.
Peking is currently berthed at Pier 16, South Street Seaport, New York. For more information, please visit http://www.southstreetseaportmuseum.org