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Title: Anyone around Magnetic Island (Townville, Australia)?
Post by: jdap on December 18, 2018, 12:06:40 pm
Hi folks,

I have just come across some info about a shipwreck that, over time, has turned into an artificial island, with a flora and fauna of its own. I found it intriguing, and also most interesting. Unfortunately, is totally out of my reach :'(

It is located not far from Townville, Australia, just off the shores of Magnetic Island. The vessel was named 'City of Adelaide', and apparently grounded after a major fire in 1916. Some info on this wreck is available on the internet:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-31/forgotten-shipwrecks-of-magnetic-island-tourism-bid/9795918

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk2clhwwPt0

I searched the site, but I did not see any images of this particular wreck. I wander if there is (or will be, eventually) a member of the shipspotting community nearby, and that may contribute some photos. That would be nice to have at the site, I think.

Just a suggestion, of course...



Title: Re: Anyone around Magnetic Island (Townville, Australia)?
Post by: davidships on December 18, 2018, 05:38:25 pm
A bit more of the story here, and view from a different angle:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_City_of_Adelaide_(1863) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_City_of_Adelaide_(1863))



Title: Re: Anyone around Magnetic Island (Townville, Australia)?
Post by: Donsinly on May 09, 2019, 04:14:55 am
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