On 3 August 1853, the 1500-ton emigrant ship Bourneuf sank in Torres Strait as she was returning to England after bringing a human cargo of migrants to Australia. It proved a tragic end to a grim final voyage. The Bourneuf had sailed from Liverpool in mid-July 1852 with more than 800 impoverished migrants keen toContinue reading “The Bourneuf’s Tragic Last Voyage”
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The Loss of Carpentaria Lightship CLS3
The Carpentaria Lightship CLS3 was driven ashore at Vrilya Point, Cape York during Cyclone Greta in January 1979.