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Jul 5th, 2020 at 11:33am
 
It fascinates me!
I’ve only ever seen two ... The Maheno at Fraser Island in Qld, and at Moreton island.
We went to Moreton Island, did a small shuttle bus tour around the island to the lighthouse etc.
And to my horror, just whizzed past those shipwrecks! I managed to get a photo in a moving bus, as I had window seat.

When we were having fun with the Segways in the sand, where it was limited area we had to stay in... I almost felt like cheekily dashing off towards the ship wreck area, full throttle! 😈

But I didn’t, I was having so much fun showing off how I mastered the Segway in a short time, whilst others were trying to grasp it  😂

Here is the story of those ship wrecks

https://www.tangalooma.com/moreton-island/tangalooma-wrecks

and my photo I took with old wreck and ship in distance, both still gracing the seas in their own ways.

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Reply #1 - Jul 5th, 2020 at 11:36am
 
What shipwrecks have you seen?
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Reply #2 - Jul 5th, 2020 at 11:48am
 
The Ozone Paddle Steamer Wreck.
Located on the west side of Port Phillip Bay and easily accessed by shore with a short swim.
The Ozone has more to offer underwater, than what is seen above. A sheltered wreck and the aquatic life around it is prolific and in good health.
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Reply #3 - Jul 5th, 2020 at 11:49am
 
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Reply #4 - Jul 5th, 2020 at 11:53am
 
Dived inside the big Lermontov in New Zealand
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Reply #5 - Jul 5th, 2020 at 11:59am
 
Lermontov. Where Divers float in and around like Ghosts on the creaking Wreck that was doomed on a bottle of rum.
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Reply #6 - Jul 5th, 2020 at 12:01pm
 
Jasin wrote on Jul 5th, 2020 at 11:48am:
The Ozone Paddle Steamer Wreck.
Located on the west side of Port Phillip Bay and easily accessed by shore with a short swim.
The Ozone has more to offer underwater, than what is seen above. A sheltered wreck and the aquatic life around it is prolific and in good health.


Ditto............. Cool
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Reply #7 - Jul 5th, 2020 at 12:21pm
 
Those underwater photos around wrecks are awesome!
I would love to learn to dive.
I found I was okay breathing with snorkel and goggles underwater, when others struggled. So maybe I might be okay diving.
I had a chance to do that at Great Barrier Reef, but took a helicopter ride instead. Next time I am diving!
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Reply #8 - Jul 5th, 2020 at 12:25pm
 
The S.S. Maheno
Pity it was used for bomb practice.

https://nomadsfraserisland.com/blog/fraser-island-s-maheno-shipwreck-interesting...

My pic, back in 2006.
I named this “Sea through shipwreck”

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Reply #9 - Jul 5th, 2020 at 12:51pm
 
I love movies,books,stories about ship disasters.

One of my favourite books is Perfect Storm and this one interests me because we have a distant family connection to it.





When the captain wired in he had water comin' in,
He said 'Fellas, it's been good t'know ya'


The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they called 'Gitche Gumee'.
The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead,
When the skies of November are gloomy.
With a load of iron ore twenty-six thousand tons more
Than the Edmund Fitzgerald weighed empty,
The good ship and crew was a bone to be chewed
When the gales of November came early.
The ship was the pride of the American side,
Coming back from some mill in Wisconsin.
Concluding some terms with a couple of steel firms
Which they left fully loaded for Cleveland.
The wind in the wire made a tattle-tale sound
As the waves broke over the railing.
When afternoon came it was freezin' rain,
In the face of a hurricane west wind.
At seven P.M., the old cook came on deck sayin'
'Fellas, it's too rough to feed ya'.
When the captain wired in he had water comin' in,
He said 'Fellas, it's been good t'know ya'
Lake Huron rolls, Superior sings
In the rooms of her ice-water mansion.
Old Michigan steams like a young man's dreams;
The islands and bays are for sportsmen.
And farther below Lake Ontario
She takes in what Lake Erie can send her,
But the iron boats go as the mariners all know
With the Gales of November remembered.
Now, in a musty old hall in Detroit they prayed,
At the Maritime Sailors' Cathedral.
And the church bell chimes till it rings twenty-nine times, once
For each man on the Edmund Fitzgerald.
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Reply #10 - Jul 5th, 2020 at 1:02pm
 
The entrance to Horseshoe Bay, Pt Elliot, SA, on a dangerous lee shore, is littered with wrecks. I have not heard of any search for the wrecks. Two attempts to build a breakwater to make the port were destroyed by the sea.

The first railway in SA was between Goolwa on the Murray River, near the mouth, and Horseshoe Bay. It was originally horsedrawn. Wool would be brought down the river, loaded onto the Goolwa wharf then onto the train and loaded into coastal ships to take to Pt Adelaide.

The coast there is shallow, as you can see in the picture of the people surfing. You see Horseshoe Bay, can just see the jetty on the lower right of the photo. Imagine steering a sailing ship, close to the shallow shore (with little islands and reefs of granite) through the narrow entrance, keeping in the narrow deep channel, then the wind changes! Help!

Pt Elliot still has some very attractive historical buildings, mostly on the sea side of the main road but not exclusively so. If Lols likes AND I can find the charger to my camera I can document some of that?

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Reply #11 - Jul 5th, 2020 at 1:03pm
 
Horseshoe Bay:

On the shore in the distance you can see the white line of surf.
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Reply #12 - Jul 5th, 2020 at 1:09pm
 
With my then business partner I built two houses (timber frame) in the 1980s (sorry, both houses are still standing  Grin

We also bought a 400sqm 1880 bluestone villa in Pt Elliot.

So I had an interest in those two ports (river port & sea port.)

The rail line is still there tho degraded and the “Cockleshell Train” takes kids from Goolwa to Victor Harbor.
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Reply #13 - Jul 5th, 2020 at 1:40pm
 
Jovial Monk wrote on Jul 5th, 2020 at 1:02pm:
The entrance to Horseshoe Bay, Pt Elliot, SA, on a dangerous lee shore, is littered with wrecks. I have not heard of any search for the wrecks. Two attempts to build a breakwater to make the port were destroyed by the sea.

The first railway in SA was between Goolwa on the Murray River, near the mouth, and Horseshoe Bay. It was originally horsedrawn. Wool would be brought down the river, loaded onto the Goolwa wharf then onto the train and loaded into coastal ships to take to Pt Adelaide.

The coast there is shallow, as you can see in the picture of the people surfing. You see Horseshoe Bay, can just see the jetty on the lower right of the photo. Imagine steering a sailing ship, close to the shallow shore (with little islands and reefs of granite) through the narrow entrance, keeping in the narrow deep channel, then the wind changes! Help!

Pt Elliot still has some very attractive historical buildings, mostly on the sea side of the main road but not exclusively so. If Lols likes AND I can find the charger to my camera I can document some of that?

Surf:


That would be great 👍
Do a new topic heading “Historical Buildings”
I have photos from last year’s cruise ship visit to Napier, with lots of Art Deco buildings 👍
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Reply #14 - Jul 5th, 2020 at 2:23pm
 
Cool, there is a walk along the cliffs, made as a centennial celebration in the 1930s, my business partner spent time helping repair the path so I will include some of that.

Victor Harbor a few Km down the coast from Pt Elliot is so heavily built up there is absolutely no charm there anymore.
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