The Port Adelaide Anchor Trail tends to be quite dynamic with occasional changes occurring. Some of these changes are due to ongoing developments in the Port Adelaide area.

I have lost touch with some of the changes due to ongoing health problems, but I am trying to keep up with those changes.

The large anchor previously located at North Parade has been moved to the Fletcher’s Slip housing development at New Port.

The anchor located at Adelaide Dockside Storage was stolen last year and it can’t be replaced.

One of the two anchors at the Largs Bay RSL was temporarily placed in storage until it could be reattached to the wall. The anchor is now securely back in place.

The housing development at Fletcher’s Slip also meant that Jenkins Street has temporarily been closed off and the anchor there has temporarily been moved into the Naval Cadets yard. The anchor should be put back in place in front of the Naval Cadets by Christmas.

We have had to prepare an updated anchor trail guide that took into account the recent permanent changes that have been made. We thank Cedar Woods, the developers of the housing at Fletcher’s Slip for their support in producing the trail guide update.

The updated guide will be posted online shortly. It shows the Jenkins Street anchor still in its normal location, which it should be by the end of 2024.

I hadn’t been able to do any housekeeping around any of the anchors on the trail due to ongoing health problems. I could see that lots of weeds had sprung up around the anchor at the junction of Old Port Road, Webb Street and Frederich Road. A request to the Charles Sturt Council quickly rectified the issue. I thank Council for their quick response.

I hope that I haven’t missed or overlooked any changes to the other anchors on the trail.

By Steve Reynolds

Steve Reynolds is the current President of MLSSA and is a long-standing member of the Society. Steve is a keen diver, underwater explorer, photographer and is chief author of the Society's extensive back catalogue of newsletters and journals.

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