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The Sygna by Naomi Frost

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The Sygna, is located on Stockton Beach and is the largest shipwreck ever to be washed up on the eastern coast of Australia. It was one of the Hunter’s biggest storms in living memory. It became known as the 1974 Cyclone or the ‘Sygna storm’. It struck in the early hours of Sunday 26 May 1974, and on the following morning the 53,000 tonne Norwegian bulk carrier, which had been anchored off Newcastle Bight, was found shipwrecked on Stockton Beach. To this day, pilots and signalmen compare bouts of high wind
and turbulent seas to the early morning of May 26, 1974. The bow section was salvaged and taken back to Japan and the stern remains as a popular fishing location and landmark.



  • Elana Bailey
    Elana Baileyalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful colours, movment and capture, Naomi. Well done.

  • Angela King-Jones
    Angela King-Jonesalmost 5 years ago

    Brilliant !

  • redtree
    redtreealmost 5 years ago


  • Garth Smith
    Garth Smithalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot Naomi

  • gypsygirl
    gypsygirlalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful, love the colours!

  • Bob Wickham
    Bob Wickhamalmost 5 years ago

    wow!!, that brings back memories. Great shot.

  • Ken Wright
    Ken Wrightalmost 5 years ago


  • adamcurrey
    adamcurreyalmost 5 years ago

    Great work Naomi. Would love to see it in the Shipwrecks group.

  • David Haworth
    David Haworthalmost 5 years ago

    remarkable what an artist can do with a prosaic wreck on a beach, surreal and beautiful

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrarialmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic photography and narrative Naomi!! :))

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