90 mile shipwreck - Trinculo series 4

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Tootgarook, Australia

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The Trinculo was an iron sailing barque of 322 tons, built in Bristol, England in 1858.
It was shipwrecked on 90 Mile Beach in Gippsland, Victoria, near Golden Beach in 1879 and the remains of the wreck still remain, imprisoned in the sand.
On its final voyage the Trinculo was in ballast bound from Western Australia to Newcastle, New South Wales to load coal. On board were Captain Williams, his wife and infant child and a crew of nine.
The Trinculo was driven ashore by a series of gales. One of the seamen Thomas Lefevre bravely swam ashore with a light log-line that was used to attach a heavier line, and all the crew, the captain and his family were dragged ashore through the surf in a dramatic rescue operation. Lefevre was later granted a silver medal from the Royal Humane Society for his bravery.

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