"Remnants "

holly86

Woolgoolga, Australia

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WOOLGOOLGA’s famed shipwreck the Buster has been unearthed on the town’s main beach once again by heavy seas and king tides.

Last seen in 2009, the ill-fated vessel, which washed up onto Woolgoolga Beach 119 years ago, is again proving a stunning subject for avid photographers.
The 310-ton vessel, a 39-metre barquentine-1 was built in Nova Scotia, Canada in 1884.
The Buster arrived at Woolgoolga from Sydney in February 1893 to load timber bound for New Zealand.
The crew put down two anchors and ran a cable to a buoy near the former Woolgoolga Jetty.
But when a storm from the south-east hit, the vessel’s anchor cable snapped and its holding chains failed.
The vessel then broke away from its mooring and eventually beached stern-first 200 metres down the beach just south of the Woolgoolga Lake mouth.

Roughly every three years the wreck is partially uncovered having been exposed previously in 2003, 2006 and 2009.

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