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Mar 20

March 20, 2020

Further reading on the topic of anchors

In 2019, the Marine Life Society of South Australia was awarded a grant from the City of Port Adelaide Enfield to produce the first edition of the Port Adelaide Anchor Trail. The printed guide is in the process of finalisation now. The research work on this project was almost single-handedly carried out by our society’s president, Steve Reynolds, who has... Read more

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Jul 10

July 10, 2019

Work begins on the Port Adelaide Anchor Trail

The Marine Life Society of South Australia is pleased to announce that research and development on the Port Adelaide Anchor Trail is officially underway. The project was conceived in early 2019 by Society president Steve Reynolds, who has a life-long interest in the maritime history of South Australia. Steve first identified the potential to present the large historic anchors scattered... Read more

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May 31

May 31, 2014

Map of Marion Bay & SS Willyama wreck - Google Earth 2013

Marion Bay & the wreck of the SS Willyama

As described in my article titled “Three Days at Marion Bay” in our May newsletter, a highlight of our trip was our visit to the site of the wreck of the Willyama near Marion Bay on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula. The 2704-ton (or 2705t) SS Willyama sank in Marion Bay, near Rhino Head, on 13th April 1907. She had been built,... Read more

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Mar 1

March 1, 2013

Maritime Archaeology and the Big Anchor Project

Maritime Archaeology and the ‘Big Anchor Project’ by Steve Reynolds   On 19th May 2013, I attended the South Australian Archaeology Society (SAAS) ‘Big Anchor Project’ day at the Birkenhead Tavern, Port Adelaide. SAAS volunteers ran workshops detailing the process of recording an anchor. Although I could only participate for a short while, I learned a great deal about the... Read more

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