Broken Dream

Tracie Louise

Springbrook, Australia

Artist's Description

The hollow shell of the SS Dicky at Caloundra on Queensland’s sunshine coast. Shot with my Nikon D90, 18-200mm lens. And this one is hanging on my bedroom wall. I have wanted to see this for myself ever since I first saw it here on Redbubble. So many talented photographers have captured this wreck, and it was just exciting to finally see it in person.

The SS Dicky was an iron steamboat which ran aground during heavy seas in 1893. It was re-floated, but again, heavy seas turned the ship about and back onto the sand where it remains to this day. Dicky Beach remains the only recreational beach in the world to be named after a shipwreck. Each year they dig it out of the sand and oil it, to try and preserve it… and then fill the sand back in. Part of it was removed and sent to a museum, as it was posing a risk. But the lifesavers are directly behind it, to make sure it’s safe. The sea is quite rough and I imagine it would be easy to get swept into the steel.


See Also – Gutless

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