Ruins of a Huon Pine Barge

Marilyn Harris

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Ruins of a Huon Pine Barge

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Featured in: Going Coastal, Rustic, Crusty, Rusty and Falling to Bits, Flotsam and Jetsam and
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Strahan Harbour, West Coast Tasmania, Australia.

The discovery of rich deposits of copper at Mt Lyell led to the establishment of the Mt Lyell Mining Company in 1892.
Teepookana was situated at the highest navigable point of the river, where the township acted as a port facility for the Mt Lyell Mining and Railway Company, and home to about 200 people, mostly railway workers.
Two steamers, the “Pioneer” and “Eagle”, and over a dozen barges, or “lighters”, plied the King River, carrying coal, passengers, goods and mail for shipment by rail to the copper mines, and copper for shipment from the Strahan port facilities.
Today, the ruins of two Huon pine “lighters” can be seen at the Fishermens Wharf, Strahan.

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Aperture: F4.0
ISO: 80

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