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Rusting away by LouD

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Light ship wreck at Vrilya Point on Cape York, Australia, in a very isolated location in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland. Can only be reached at low tide, in a 4WD vehicle or by boat. In its heyday, the lightship was used as a lighthouse, until it was replaced by modern nautical warning systems.

Featured in:
- “Shipwrecks” – July 2010
- “Old and Rusty” – July 2010
- “Metallic Junction”


  • Rosina  Lamberti
    Rosina Lambertialmost 6 years ago

    this is fabulous

  • phil hemsley
    phil hemsleyalmost 6 years ago


  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Daleover 5 years ago

    What a wonderful find! Thank yuou for adding it to the Nautical Relics challenge!

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusover 5 years ago

    Fantastic capture !

  • Hope Ledebur
    Hope Ledeburover 5 years ago

    What a sad ending for a sentry. In America, cities vie for retired Lightships for their Maritime Museums. Obviously, it was wrecked long ago. Striking image….Hope

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...about 5 years ago

    Congratualtions on you Top 10 Placing in the Scrap Metal Challenge in Metallic Junktion

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...about 5 years ago

  • Bryan Freeman
    Bryan Freemanabout 5 years ago

    Awesome shot, love it

  • Marie Van Schie
    Marie Van Schieabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic! Great shot!

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 4 years ago

    well what a find!! any skeletons, did you tell someone, tehe just kidding! Nice shot :)

  • Thanks Jenny. No secrets hidden inside the wreck – just sand and skeletons of decaying shells.

    – LouD

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