Day 152 – Busted 2 Days Straight

It was another morning of capturing some photos at the shipwreck of Buster in Woolgoolga early today – even earlier than yesterday. I had hoped that the tide would be lower and I would be able to get around the other side, but no such luck.

The Buster beached itself after breaking free of 2 anchors and a buoy during wild weather on 17/2/1893 – 119 years ago, and is usually mostly covered in sand. It has been showing itself around every 3 years after heavy rain and large tides wash away the sand. The final resting place of the Buster is about 1km north of Woolgoolga on the main beach near Lakeside Caravan Park.

A few facts about Buster

Built: 1884 in Nova Scotia, Parrsboro, Canada

Construction: Wood

Type of vessel: Sailing vessel – Barquentine with 3 masts

Voyage: Sydney to New Zealand via Woolgoolga

The following photos in the image gallery are from both days I have been out there, yesterday and today.

32 thoughts on “Day 152 – Busted 2 Days Straight

  1. The pictures you have taken are absolutely amazing. I’ve never heard of this wreckage before! This must be amazing to actually see in front of you; it’s quite haunting

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    • Thanks, I am surprised too. It is actually a heritage listed site and there were warnings in the local paper about people damaging the site… but I am still surprised! 🙂

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