An American research team has discovered the ship that carried Captain Robert Falcon Scott on his doomed expedition to the Antarctic. The wreck of SS Terra Nova was found by researchers from the Schmidt Ocean Institute while they were mapping the ocean floor off Greenland.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
132 YEARS AGO, the steamship Sorata was wrecked near Cape Jervis on 3rd September 1880. The 4014-ton ship was subsequently salvaged two months later. The Duke of Manchester was on the bridge of the ship when it went ashore. The Duke had come to Australia as a Commissioner to the Melbourne Centennial Exhibition. He was a relative of Earl Kintore who became Governor of SA nine years later in 1889.
The late Matthew Gurn’s Fellowship report “Iron Hulled Heritage Vessel Restoration” can be found at http://www.issinstitute.org.au/wp-content/media/2011/03/ISS-FEL-REPORT-M-GURN-low-res.pdf .
Stuart Moody, a well-known wreck enthusiast from the Yorke Peninsula, has released a book, “Port Victoria's Ships & Shipwrecks”. The book is of quality paper, 335 pages, approx. 400 photographs, many not out there before, 100,000 plus words and 10-12 maps/charts. While the focus is on the ships and shipwrecks, chapters include, Spencer Gulf, the Outports, Deep-Sea Jetty Proposal, Cape Horners, the Wheat Growers, etc..., the shipwrecks today, etc... There is a soft cover version of the book and a hard cover version. Stuart's postal address is PO Box 259, Maitland SA 5573.
According to the web page found at http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/city-of-adelaide-to-begin-its-trip-to-port-adelaide-from-scotland-in-october/story-e6frea83-1226459766795 , the City of Adelaide clipper ship is on course to begin its journey back to Port Adelaide in October.