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The City of Adelaide had several masters in its lifetime at sea, but much of the captaincy of the clipper was a family affair. The original master and two of his sons captained the City of Adelaide during its busiest trading years on the South Australian run.

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The Masters on the South Australian run:

After being sold in 1887, the City of Adelaide went to work briefly as a collier and then spent several years in the timber trade between Canada and Britain. The following are the Masters during that period:

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