A Photo Every Day from the Sunshine Coast - Australia

Saturday, 9 September 2017

November 2008 - Vale the wreck of the Dicky

Well the wreck is no more - it's been removed from the beach by some no doubt well intentioned local authority, apparently to be relocated!

I cannot say that this is a great idea...... but I do wonder.

I posted a shot with the wreck of the S.S.Dicky in the background a few months ago, and it elicited some excitement from a few former residents, so thought I'd return with some more.

The ship was wrecked in around 1900 and is variously buried by the sand or exposed depending on the state of the beach during the year.   A few years ago it was completely exposed deliberately, and the steel treated with rust preventative in an attempt to slow the decaying process, as it is seen as a part of the identity of the neighbourhood which derived it's name from the wreck.

Dicky Beach

© Sunshine Coast Daily Photo - Australia


1 comment

William Kendall said...

There are wrecks here that have the same sort of look to them.

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